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Australia tightens terror laws

Australian Prime Minister John Howard has announced plans for tough new counter-terrorism laws including the detention and control of suspects and tighter citizenship requirements. Suspects could be fitted with tracking devices and have their movements restricted through 12-month “control orders” under the new legislation to be discussed at a summit meeting of state government leaders on September 27, he said. The government would also create new offences including inciting violence against the community or Australian troops abroad, Howard said.Full Story

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