National Security Legislation

12 October 2015

In coming weeks, the Turnbull Government will be introducing into the Parliament a fifth instalment of counter-terrorism laws which have been developed in conjunction with New South Wales and other States and Territories.

The new laws will, among other things, lower the age at which a control order can be applied from sixteen to fourteen years of age.

We look forward to continuing close consultation with the New South Wales and other Australian Governments on these issues. As the threat evolves so will our response to ensure that our police and security agencies have the powers they need to keep our community safe.