The legislation has provided authorities with the ability to hold convicted terrorists beyond their prison sentences. But opposition lawmakers criticized the new law, saying it undermines the country’s civil liberties. The Global Terrorism Index has shown that deaths caused by terrorism in 2015 increased six-fold in developed nations, with Turkey and France the worst affected. Australia’s government on Thursday approved legislation that strengthens the country’s terrorism laws by allowing convicted terrorists to be held without charge after serving a prison sentence.
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