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Laws to keep high-risk terror suspects behind bars an ‘attack on a free society’

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Proposed laws that would see high-risk terror suspects behind bars have been labelled an attack on freedom by civil liberty groups.

The federal government is reportedly considering fast-tracking laws to keep high-risk offenders locked away, even after their sentence is served.

But Stephen Blanks, president of the NSW council for civil liberties, told Neil Mitchell it wasn’t the answer.

He said it undermined one of the key aspects of a free society.

‘It’s handing terrorists a victory,’ he said on 3AW Mornings.

Click PLAY below to hear the full interview on 3AW Mornings

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