Turnbull spin hit for six by the people’s politician Pauline Hanson

Convicted Islamic terrorists will stay in jail forever under new laws proposed by Malcolm Turnbull – but Pauline Hanson calls for them to be kicked out of the country

  • Malcolm Turnbull called a meeting of his state and territory counterparts
  • Mr Turnbull wants to introduce new laws to keep convicted terrorists in jail
  • The prime minister said those at risk of re-offending should not be released
  • He said laws need to be introduced quickly in the wake of recent attacks

Source: The DAILY Mail

Legislation that allows high-risk terrorist offenders to remain detained after their jail sentences end must be introduced quickly in the wake of recent global attacks, the prime minister says.

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has asked Attorney-General George Brandis to convene a meeting of his state and territory counterparts as soon as possible, to consider the scheme and agree on the design.

‘This is a significant public safety and security issue and our governments must do all we can to protect the community from individuals posing a high risk of reoffending and/or those in need of continued rehabilitation,’ Mr Turnbull wrote in a letter to premiers and chief ministers on Sunday.

Malcolm Turnbull says Australia needs to introduce new legislation that allows high-risk terrorist offenders to remain detained after their jail sentences end following a spate of recent global terror attacks 

  
 Convicted terrorists Mohamed Ali Elomar (left) and Moustafa Cheikho (right) could remain behind bars after their respective 28 and 26 year prison sentences end if it is feared they are likely to re-offend

The proposed post-sentencing preventative detention scheme would allow for continued imprisonment of high-risk convicted terrorists, similar to processes already in place for sex offenders and violent criminals.

The federal government and state premiers agreed to the scheme at the meeting of the Council of Australian Governments in Canberra in April.

Mr Turnbull last week asked Australia’s counter-terrorism co-ordinator, Greg Moriarty, for ideas on how to prevent lone wolf attacks following the Nice massacre.

Eighty-four people were killed and hundreds injured when a 31-year-old Tunisian man with a record of domestic violence and petty crimes drove a truck through a Bastille Day crowd in the southern French city.

Islamic State fighter Khaled Sharrouf (right) was jailed in Australia before he used his brothers passport to flee to Syria where he became infamous after sharing an image of his young son holding a severed head

The grisly photos Sharrouf shared on social media were reviled by those in Australia

The grisly photos Sharrouf shared on social media were reviled by those in Australia

Abdul Rakib Hasan (pictured) was jailed for his involvement in a terror plot in which a group stockpiled chemicals, a sniper handbook and ammunication between 2004 and 2005    Moustafa Cheikho
 Abdul Rakib Hasan (left) and Moustafa Cheikho (right) were jailed for their involvement in a terror plot in which a group stockpiled chemicals, a sniper handbook and ammunition between 2004 and 2005

Mohammed Omar Jamal was also among five men convicted for the terror plot which had no specific target

Eighty-four people were killed and hundreds injured when a 31-year-old Tunisian man with a record of domestic violence and petty crimes drove a truck (pictured) through a Bastille Day crowd in the southern French city

Hundreds of mourners laid flowers candles and messages at a makeshift memorial following the attack 

The prime minister asked Attorney-General George Brandis (right) to convene a meeting of his state and territory counterparts as soon as possible, to consider the scheme and agree on the design

Comment: “If George Brandis said it was raining you would need to walk outside to check”…

Mr Turnbull has asked Australia's counter-terrorism co-ordinator, Greg Moriarty (pictured), for ideas on how to prevent lone wolf attacks following the Nice massacre

The terror threat level has been at ‘probable’ since September 2014, meaning individuals or groups have developed both an intent and capability to conduct a terrorist attack in Australia.

Pauline Hanson, who’s Senate seat is expected to be confirmed, says people jailed for terror-related crimes should be kicked out of the country upon their release.

‘I wouldn’t trust them to be rehabilitated … I want to kick them out of the country,’ she told Seven Network.

Pauline Hanson (pictured), who's Senate seat is expected to be confirmed, says people jailed for terror-related crimes should be kicked out of the country upon their release

Pauline Hanson says convicted terrorists should be kicked out
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