Criminal Code Act 1995

Schedule - The Criminal Code  

Section 3

CHAPTER 5 - THE SECURITY OF THE COMMONWEALTH  

Part 5.3 - Terrorism  

Division 105 - Preventative detention orders  

Subdivision A - Preliminary  

SECTION 105.1   105.1   Object  
The object of this Division is to allow a person to be taken into custody and detained for a short period of time in order to:


(a) prevent a terrorist act that is capable of being carried out, and could occur, within the next 14 days from occurring; or


(b) preserve evidence of, or relating to, a recent terrorist act.

Note:

Section 105.42 provides that, while a person is being detained under a preventative detention order, the person may only be questioned for very limited purposes.




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