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You are here: Home News and media CCC media releases Review of the Terrorism (Preventative Detention) Act 2005 tabled in Parliament - 19 November 2018
You are here: Home News and media CCC media releases Review of the Terrorism (Preventative Detention) Act 2005 tabled in Parliament - 19 November 2018

Review of the Terrorism (Preventative Detention) Act 2005 tabled in Parliament - 19 November 2018

A Crime and Corruption Commission (CCC) report on Queensland’s Terrorism (Preventative Detention) Act 2005 (TPDA) was tabled in State Parliament today by the Minister for Police and Minister for Corrective Services.

The TPDA was introduced in 2005 to give effect in Queensland to a Council of Australian Governments (COAG) agreement for the states and territories to introduce anti-terrorism legislation providing for preventative detention.

The TPDA enables a person to be detained by police for a short period of time to prevent a terrorist act from occurring in the near future. It also enables a person to be detained to preserve evidence relating to a recent terrorist act.

Although the TPDA has never been used, section 83A of the TPDA required the Police Minister to review the need for, and effectiveness of, the legislation.

In March 2017, the Police Minister gave his approval for the CCC to conduct the review due to its independent research capacity and experience in conducting similar legislative reviews. In line with the requirements of section 83A of the TPDA, the CCC commenced the review in October 2017. As part of its review, the CCC invited written submissions from stakeholders and members of the public. The CCC received ten submissions, which can be viewed at www.ccc.qld.gov.au/TPDA-review.

Read the CCC’s full report.

Last updated: 23 November 2018
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