- Oct 2013
This should be simple. You claimed that Australia has a law stating police must rescue. To prove, you would need to provide the law itself, quotes of the exact wording, plus any other case law pertaining to it since
NT police officer gaoled for failing to render assistance
"155 FAILURE TO RESCUE, PROVIDE HELP, &C.
Any person who, being able to provide rescue, resuscitation, medical treatment, first aid or succour of any kind to a person urgently in need of it and whose life may be endangered if it is not provided, callously fails to do so is guilty of an offence and is liable to imprisonment for 7 years.
155A ASSAULT, OBSTRUCTION ETC. OF PERSONS PROVIDING RESCUE, MEDICAL TREATMENT OR OTHER AID
(1) A person who unlawfully assaults, obstructs or hinders another person:
(a) who is providing rescue, resuscitation, medical treatment, first aid or succour of any kind to a third person;
(b) who is taking action to prevent injury or further injury to a third person who is in immediate risk of injury or further injury; or
(c) who is taking action to prevent damage or further damage to property that is in immediate risk of damage or further damage,
is guilty of an offence and is liable to imprisonment for 5 years.
(2) If the person thereby endangers the life of or causes harm to the third person, the person is liable to imprisonment for 7 years."
(source: Criminal Code of the Northern Territory of Australia
CRIMINAL CODE ACT - SCHEDULE 1)