Status: new laws commenced
The Bill provides a clear legislative statement that police can use force to protect the community from an attacker in an officially declared terrorist incident. Amendments in the Bill would make it possible for the Commissioner of Police to make a declaration of a terrorism incident.
This ‘use of force’ amendment supports police to respond appropriately to the situation and to keep the community safe.
These provisions are similar to the legislation introduced in NSW following the Lindt Café Siege.