Senate debates

Wednesday, 29 October 2014


Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (Foreign Fighters) Bill 2014; In Committee

11:39 am

Photo of George BrandisGeorge Brandis (Queensland, Liberal Party, Attorney-General) Share this | Hansard source

If a person is in an area when it is declared, they commit the offence by intentionally remaining there and they commit the offence if the recklessness element of having reckless disregard as to whether or not the area is a declared area is made out by the prosecution beyond reasonable doubt. The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade will, in the event that an area were to be declared, take extensive steps to publicise that matter, including on the web and through social media.


No comments