The Crime and Corruption Commission (CCC) reviewed the Terrorism (Preventative Detention) Act 2005 (TPDA) to determine the need for and effectiveness of this legislation.
The TPDA was introduced in 2005 to give effect in Queensland to a Council of Australian Governments (COAG) agreement for the states and territories to introduce anti-terrorism legislation providing for preventative detention.
Although it has never been used, the TPDA (section 83A) required the Police Minister to review the need for and effectiveness of the legislation, and table a report in Parliament by 19 November 2018.
In March 2017, the Police Minister gave his approval for the review to be conducted by the CCC, and the CCC provided a report to the Minister in September 2018.
The CCC’s report was tabled in Parliament by the Police Minister on 19 November 2018.
During March 2018, the CCC invited stakeholders and members of the public to contribute to the review by way of written submissions.
The CCC received 10 submissions. All public submissions have been edited to remove material not considered appropriate for publication. This was done having regard to the criteria for handling submissions set out in the public submissions paper.
- Submission 1 - Legal Aid Queensland (redacted)
- Submission 2 - Queensland Ombudsman (redacted)
- Submission 3 - Australian Lawyers Alliance
- Submission 4 - Queensland Council for Civil Liberties (redacted)
- Submission 5 - Bar Association of Queensland (redacted)
- Submission 6 - Confidential submission (not for publication)
- Submission 7 - Australian Lawyers for Human Rights (redacted)
- Submission 8 - Commonwealth Attorney-General's Department (redacted)
- Submission 9 - Western Australia Police Force (redacted)
- Submission 10 - Queensland Government Agencies