This is Australia, they don’t have a Bill of Rights. The officer denied Southern the ability to walk down the street (with or without the camera) in a Muslim enclave. His excuse, the denizens of this shithole might react violently to her presence.
In 1978 The United States Supreme Court essential ruled that members of the American Nazi Party had the right to hold a march in Skokie, Illinois. The City had denied the organization a permit. Skokie had a heavy Jewish population and the march was viewed as a provocation. The Supremes disagreed.
How times have changed.