Tuesday, January 31, 2006


Children in strip-search controversy

`Children as young as 10 could be strip-searched in public by police of the opposite sex without their parents’ knowledge under Victoria’s proposed new anti-terrorism laws.

Draft rules state that strip-searches of children aged 10 to 18 and of the intellectually impaired must be conducted by a person of the same sex, in private and in the presence of a parent or guardian, “unless it is not reasonably practicable”.’

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