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Terrorism suspects as young as 14 to face control orders

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TERRORISM suspects as young as 14 could have their movements restricted by control orders under law changes requested by the New South Wales Government and agreed to by the federal Attorney-General.

The State Government has written to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull criticising existing anti-terrorism laws as inadequate and calling for them to be strengthened.

Premier Mike Baird has also requested federal changes to extend the length of time terrorism suspects can be kept in custody for questioning.

Under current federal laws, a terrorism suspect can be kept in custody for up to four hours before a court application needs to be made to extend the detention period to up to eight days.

The NSW Government wants that changed so suspects could be held for up to four days, with a court able to extend the detention period to 28 days.

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Topics:  courts george brandis terrorism


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