Attorney-General George Brandis is supporting plans to reduce the age at which teenage terror suspects can receive control orders.
After a 15-year-old shot a policeman in Sydney’s west, Senator Brandis says a 14-year-old is not too young to be slapped with control orders.
The proposed changes will allow teenagers captured under the expanded laws to be held up to four days with a court able to extend detention up to twenty-eight days.
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President of NSW Council Civil Liberties Stephen Blanks
Terrorism Expert, Deakin University, Greg Barton