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Qld to examine 'intention' of terror laws

AAP logoAAP 25/07/2016 By Evan Schwarten

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk wants to explore the prime minister's plans for laws to indefinitely detain convicted terrorists.

Malcolm Turnbull has contacted state and territory leaders urging support for state-based legislation that would treat terrorists the same as dangerous sex offenders.

The measures were designed to deter and prevent terrorism, and "ensure that the nation and our people are kept safe," Mr Turnbull said on Monday.

Ms Palaszczuk was keen to see more detail.

"I indicated that Queensland would be looking very closely at what his intentions are," she said in Brisbane.

"My understanding is that he (Mr Turnbull) will be convening, through the federal attorney-general, a meeting with all of the state and territory attorneys-general as quickly as possible to look at the framework of what that legislation will be."

Queensland's shadow treasurer Scott Emerson said he was yet to see the detail of the proposed changes.

"I would support any initiative that sees this state and this country being a safer place," he said.

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