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Terrorism (Preventative Detention) Amendment Bill 2019

Bill No. 133
Synopsis The purpose of this bill is to amend the Terrorism (Preventative Detention) Act 2006. Specifically it: amends the basis upon which a preventative detention order can be applied for, and made, from being that a 'terrorist act is imminent and expected to occur within 14 days' to a 'terrorist act is capable of being carried out and could occur within the next 14 days'; provides preventative detention orders for detainees whose names are not able to be specified, but where there is sufficient identifying information enabling the person to be identified; extends the scope of authorised contacts for detainees; providing the ability to have contact with an approved religious or spiritual adviser; and clarifies the requirements regarding the provision of reasonable assistance to detainees who are under the age of 18 or incapable of managing their own affairs in exercising their entitlement to contact authorised persons, as set down in Part 6 of the Act.
Status Assented to
This Act came into operation on Royal Assent - Royal Assent given 8 Oct 2019 as Act No. 23 of 2019
Bill History
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Legislative Assembly Date
Introduced 26 Jun 2019 
First Reading 26 Jun 2019 
Second Reading 26 Jun 2019 
Second Reading Agreed 06 Aug 2019 
Consideration in Detail 06 Aug 2019 
Third Reading 06 Aug 2019 
Legislative Council Date
Introduced 07 Aug 2019 
First Reading 07 Aug 2019 
Second Reading 07 Aug 2019 
Second Reading Agreed 25 Sep 2019 
Committee of the whole 25 Sep 2019 
Third Reading 26 Sep 2019 
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