Election 2016

Turnbull says terrorist threat in Australia is real as he pushes for indefinite detention

theguardian.comMalcolm Turnbull has warned Australians that the threat of terrorism in Australia is real as the Coalition prepares to push ahead with new measures for indefinite detention of some convicted terrorists after attacks in Nice and Kabul.

The Coalition will also reintroduce a bill – which was under parliamentary review – that extends juvenile control orders from 16-year-olds to children as young as 14 and creates a new offence of advocacy of genocide.

Extending the government’s sympathies to the Afghanistan and Germany for recent attacks, the prime minister said while Australia had significant advantages of “secure borders” and “strong gun control”, the terrorist threat was evolving.

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