PM announces terrorism law review

COUNTER-terrorism laws put in place after the 2005 London bombings will come under the spotlight, with the COAG Reform Council to review the laws, the Prime Minister announced on Thursday.

The council will look at control orders, preventative detention and some emergency "stop, questions and search power" held by police since the 2005 reforms.

A review committee chaired by former NSW Court of Appeal judge Anthony Whelan will review the laws and report back to the Council of Australian Governments within six months.

While it was originally scheduled to start in late 2010, the review was delayed by COAG negotiations over proposed terms of reference.

The review will be conducted in parallel, but separately, to a review the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security is currently conducting into proposed national security reforms.



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