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Control Orders

Australian Control Orders are used to impose obligations or restrictions on individuals in order to protect the public from terrorist acts. This page includes information on the procedures for the issuance of Control Order, time periods and terms or Control Orders, and the rights of those subject to them. (Oct. 2008)

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Preventative Detention & Prohibited Contact Orders

This page discusses Preventative Detention Orders and Prohibited Contact Orders, which are available under Australian criminal law for addressing terrorism concerns. A Preventative Detention Order permits detention for a short period and a Prohibited Contact Order prohibits the detained person from contacting individuals named in the order. (Oct. 2008)

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Questioning Warrants and Questioning and Detention Warrants

The Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) has the power to detain and question persons in relation to terrorism. In some instances, this detention extends to pre-charge detention. The ASIO may operate under either a Questioning Warrant or a Questioning and Detention Warrant. (Oct. 2008)

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