Convicted Islamic terrorists will stay in jail forever under new laws proposed by Malcolm Turnbull – but Pauline Hanson calls for them to be kicked out of the country
- Malcolm Turnbull called a meeting of his state and territory counterparts
- Mr Turnbull wants to introduce new laws to keep convicted terrorists in jail
- The prime minister said those at risk of re-offending should not be released
- He said laws need to be introduced quickly in the wake of recent attacks
Source: The DAILY Mail
Legislation that allows high-risk terrorist offenders to remain detained after their jail sentences end must be introduced quickly in the wake of recent global attacks, the prime minister says.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has asked Attorney-General George Brandis to convene a meeting of his state and territory counterparts as soon as possible, to consider the scheme and agree on the design.
‘This is a significant public safety and security issue and our governments must do all we can to protect the community from individuals posing a high risk of reoffending and/or those in need of continued rehabilitation,’ Mr Turnbull wrote in a letter to premiers and chief ministers on Sunday.
Malcolm Turnbull says Australia needs to introduce new legislation that allows high-risk terrorist offenders to remain detained after their jail sentences end following a spate of recent global terror attacks
Convicted terrorists Mohamed Ali Elomar (left) and Moustafa Cheikho (right) could remain behind bars after their respective 28 and 26 year prison sentences end if it is feared they are likely to re-offend
The proposed post-sentencing preventative detention scheme would allow for continued imprisonment of high-risk convicted terrorists, similar to processes already in place for sex offenders and violent criminals.
The federal government and state premiers agreed to the scheme at the meeting of the Council of Australian Governments in Canberra in April.
Mr Turnbull last week asked Australia’s counter-terrorism co-ordinator, Greg Moriarty, for ideas on how to prevent lone wolf attacks following the Nice massacre.
Eighty-four people were killed and hundreds injured when a 31-year-old Tunisian man with a record of domestic violence and petty crimes drove a truck through a Bastille Day crowd in the southern French city.
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The terror threat level has been at ‘probable’ since September 2014, meaning individuals or groups have developed both an intent and capability to conduct a terrorist attack in Australia.
Pauline Hanson, who’s Senate seat is expected to be confirmed, says people jailed for terror-related crimes should be kicked out of the country upon their release.
‘I wouldn’t trust them to be rehabilitated … I want to kick them out of the country,’ she told Seven Network.
Christopher Pyne’s comments to Channel Nine about Clive Palmer and Queensland Nickel angers KAP’s Rob Katter
Christopher Pyne told Channel Nine this week that Queensland Nickel’s voluntary administration was; “an example of why people shouldn’t play with independents and minor parties, because of the instability they create.”
The comment angered Katter’s Australian Party State Member for Mount Isa, Rob Katter.
Mr Katter said; “I had steam coming out of my ears when I heard that.
“It is absolute nonsense and it’s part of the game for the major parties to really remove proper debate from the parliaments and operate as it’s intended to.
“Christopher Pyne sadly confuses simple government with stable government now.”
Mr Katter said a parliament kept to only two parties was not necessarily stable or effective.
For example, the Queensland Labor Government has been spending the first 12 months of its term undoing policy decisions made by the former LNP government.
“The poor people of Queensland keep getting this whole revolving door of policy,” he said.
Mr Katter said the two major parties in the Queensland Parliament had for at least 10 years tried to bring in ethanol mandate legislate but it took the KAP as recent as last year to get it passed.
Mr Pyne also told Channel Nine: “Quite frankly, whether it’s Labor or Liberal, we have the processes in place to ensure that we don’t have the kind of outcomes that happen with PUP or One Nation or whatever political party is passing at the time.”
Federal Member for Fairfax Clive Palmer’s Townsville based Queensland Nickel went into voluntary administration and recently made 237 workers redundant.
Fairfax Media reports that Mr Palmer promised to one day write to every Townsville home to explain what happened at Queensland Nickel.
“The issue is not a political one,” he said.