Prime Minister wants new terrorism post-sentence detention laws

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In the wake of recent terrorist attacks abroad, including Orlando and Nice, the Federal Government today announced plans to introduce new anti-terrorism laws that include indefinite detention for prisoners convicted of terrorism offences and a new offence labelled “advocating genocide” aimed at counteracting those preaching hate. Prime Minister Turnbull says he is pushing for the counter-terrorism Bill to be introduced early in the new Parliament. But human rights advocates are worried the proposed new laws will lead to a serious erosion of individual rights and freedoms.

 

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Monday, July 25 2016
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Featured in storyProfessor George Williams, Dean of Law, University of NSWBenedict Coyne, President of Australian Lawyers for Human Rights (ALHR)Kuranda Seyit, Director Forum on Australian Islamic Relations
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