Attorney-General Shane Rattenbury defends tough ACT anti-terror law extension

Jasper Lindell
By Jasper Lindell
May 25 2022 - 7:30pm
Attorney-General Shane Rattenbury said the ACT's temporary terrorism powers had significant human rights safeguards, unlike the Commonwealth laws. Picture: Sitthixay Ditthavong

The Attorney-General has defended extending tough anti-terrorism laws in the ACT which have never been used, arguing territory citizens would be exposed to a worse Commonwealth scheme without the local legislation.


Jasper Lindell

Jasper Lindell

Assembly Reporter

Jasper Lindell joined the Times in 2018. He is a Legislative Assembly reporter, covering ACT politics and government. He also writes about development, heritage, local history, literature and the arts, as well as contributing to the Times' Panorama magazine on Saturdays. He was previously a Sunday Canberra Times reporter.

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