Monday, September 22, 2014

 

New anti-terror laws coming in today

 

The Abbott Government says its new anti-terror laws will not specifically target the Islamic community.

 

Those found guilty of promoting or advocating terrorism could face up to five years in jail, under the proposed legislation.

 

Laws will also be introduced banning Australians from travelling to known terror "hotspots" - unless they have a reasonable excuse.

 

It comes as security around Parliament House in Canberra has been significantly tightened, amid concerns the building is a terrorist target.