Lawyers back new terror powers

THE Queensland Law Society says our state will be safer once police have more power to deal with terrorism and large-scale emergencies.

Strengthened terror laws have been designed to bring Queensland in line with the rest of Australia.

The laws make it illegal to refuse to provide information to police, and it will also be illegal to provide false or misleading information.

Police will also have more power to search and seize vehicles in declared emergency areas.

Queensland Law Society president Bill Potts said his organisation hoped to consult with the government further on the new laws.

"I am pleased to see them provided with the ability to assist the community best in an emergency situation," Mr Potts said.

"These new laws will assist in keeping Queenslanders safe, while also ensuring that the rights of our community members remain intact." - ARM NEWSDESK



Make the most of your digital subscription

premium_icon Make the most of your digital subscription

Being a subscriber, you're in the box seat of the best local action

TASER TROUBLE: Woman charged with weapon possession

premium_icon TASER TROUBLE: Woman charged with weapon possession

Court date set for woman allegedly found with taser

Bay’s new daycare centre off to a generous start

premium_icon Bay’s new daycare centre off to a generous start

Early learning centre opens after years of construction