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What is a control order?

AAP logoAAP 25/07/2016

WHAT IS A CONTROL ORDER

* Requires a terrorism suspect to be held at a specified location for a maximum of 12 hours over a 24-hour period.

* Requires them to wear a tracking device, report to authorities at a certain time and place and be photographed and fingerprinted.

WHAT ARE THE RULES?

* A court issues control orders which must be signed off by the attorney-general first.

* Orders don't come into effect until the person is notified and can't last longer than 12 months.

* Suspects under the age of 16 years are exempted (but the government wants to reduce this to 14).

* For teenagers 16-18 years old orders apply for a maximum three months.

(Source: Attorney-General's Department)

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