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Government passes bill to detain terrorists indefinitely

High-risk terror offenders in Australia may now be kept in jail even after serving their sentences, under legislation passed Thursday that strengthens laws to tackle the threat posed by extremists.

Stock picture of a statue of 'Lady Justice' or Themis, the Greek God of Justice, outside the Supreme Court in Brisbane, Tuesday, April 28, 2009. (AAP Image/Dave Hunt) NO ARCHIVING

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull flagged the move to detain terrorists indefinitely in July, prompted by the frequency and severity of attacks around the world.

It will allow Attorney-General George Brandis to…

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