State’s children’s commissioner says children could be interrogated and held for up to two weeks without charge

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Victoria’s principal children’s commissioner, Liana Buchanan, fears counter-terrorism laws likely to pass through the state’s parliament will see children as young as 14 deliberately targeted by police, as well as interrogated and held for up to two weeks without charge.

In a submission to the scrutiny of acts and regulations committee, the commission for children and young people said the legislation would allow children to be detained and questioned even in situations where they were peripheral to or unaware of planning for a terrorist attack.

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