PM to ask states to implement uniform law and discuss criminalising the possession of instructional terrorist material

Malcolm Turnbull will ask the states to implement a uniform law that would allow terrorism suspects to be detained for questioning without charge for up to 14 days.

The prime minister’s renewed push to achieve nationally consistent pre-charge detention laws will come at a special meeting of the Council of Australian Governments on Thursday, which will also discuss new commonwealth criminal offences for people in possession of instructional terrorist material, and people who engage in terrorism hoaxes.

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