‘Potential terrorists’ to be detained beyond once prison sentence ends

Locked up.
Locked up.

“Potential terrorists who pose an unacceptable risk” could be detained once their prison sentence has finished, under new laws set to be introduced by the state government.

The continued detention would be irrespective of the offence which resulted in their imprisonment.

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian said the “announcement shows once again that we will not hesitate to take actions to keep our community safe”.

“NSW has already introduced new laws for investigative detention, provided a presumption against bail and parole for anyone with links to terror, and provided certainty for police officers if they are required to use lethal force against terrorists,” NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian said.

Correctives Minister David Elliot supported the new laws.

“We will not take a backward step when it comes to combating terrorism and will continue to ensure our law enforcement agencies have all the powers they need,” Mr Elliott said.