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Terrorism (Police Powers) (Use of Force) Amendment Bill 2018 DRAFT

Status: new laws commenced

The provisions outlined in the Bill provide 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 would support police to respond appropriately to the situation and to keep the community safe.

These provisions would be similar to the legislation introduced in NSW following the Lindt Café Siege.