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Tags Dangerous Prisoners (Sexual Offenders) Restraint Bill

Tag: Dangerous Prisoners (Sexual Offenders) Restraint Bill

New legislation to keep dangerous sex offenders locked up indefinitely

 

 

 

 

Dangerous prisoners can already be detained indefinitely if the Supreme Court so decides, so why is the Territory's new Attorney-General, John Elferink, wanting to add legislation in this area? Mr Elferink introduced the Dangerous Prisoners (Sexual Offenders) Restraint Bill while in Opposition and recently announced his intention to reintroduce it. It was among the matters of concern discussed with him by President of the Criminal Lawyers Association, Russell Goldflam, in their first meeting since the election last week. KIERAN FINNANE reports.

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