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Law Council of Australia


ASIO’s detention power repeal recommended

16 May 2018

The Law Council fully supports the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security in its recommendation to repeal ASIO’s detention power and revise its questioning power.

The Law Council has long argued that the current ASIO questioning and detention powers fail to strike the right balance between protecting the community while upholding the rule of law.

Additionally, ASIO’s Questioning and Detention Warrants have not been used since their introduction, prompting questions around their efficacy as an intelligence tool. 



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