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Review of the Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (High Risk Terrorist Offenders) Bill 2020

The submission to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security in relation to the review of the Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (High Risk Terrorist Offenders) Bill 2020 was prepared by the Law Council of Australia. 

The Bill proposes to establish a new type of ‘post-sentence order’ in Division 105A of the Criminal Code Act 1995 (Cth) to manage the future risk presented by a person who has completed a sentence of imprisonment for a terrorism or security offence. The new form of order is an ‘extended supervision order’ (ESO), which will enable a person to be released into the community, subject to prohibitions and other conditions on their activities, associations, and movements.

The Law Council does not oppose, in principle, the establishment of an ESO regime, as a less-restrictive alternative to ‘continuing detention orders’ (CDOs). However, the Law Council makes 21 recommendations for amendments to the Bill.

You can read the full submission below.
 

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