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Declared Dangerous Criminal Laws Should Follow Rules of Natural Justice

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Nick McKim 11 Dec 2015

The Government needs to put a greater focus on deradicalisation both in and out of prison, Greens legal affairs spokesperson Nick McKim says.

“The national response to violent extremism must also include comprehensive, evidence based deradicalisation programs in prison, post release, and in the wider community,” Senator McKim said.

“Declaring offenders as too dangerous for release is already an option within most Australian jurisdictions.”

“Making these laws uniform across the states and territories is a sensible aim, provided such decisions are made by an independent court and not by politicians.”

“There must also be avenues of appeal, and the opportunity to have decisions reviewed by the courts.”

“As we saw with the recent citizenship debate, the Liberals are only too keen to cast aside the judiciary and ignore the separation of powers.”

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