Peter Dutton believes preventative detention bill will 'hardly affect anyone'

Sky News Political Editor Andrew Clennell says Opposition Leader Peter Dutton’s belief the preventative detention bill will hardly impact anyone “could well be proven correct”.

“He thinks it will only be a couple of detainees affected,” Mr Clennell said.

“There is an out in this bill for judges who decide they do not want to detain criminals who the government wants to remove from the country.

“The out is that the judges have an option, according to the legislation, of imposing a so-called community supervision order instead of a community safety detention order on the individuals concerned.”

peter dutton believes preventative detention bill will 'hardly affect anyone'

Peter Dutton believes preventative detention bill will ‘hardly affect anyone’

The legislation reads:

“A court may make a CSSO … even if a CSDO is applied for … [it]requires a court to consider making a CSSO if it is not satisfied that the requisite thresholds to make a CSDO have been met.”

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