New Law Grants Qld’s Attorney General Power of Indefinite Detention.

The Public Interest Declarations Act amending the Dangerous Prisoners (Sexual Offenders) Act represents a significant change to the way the law is applied in Queensland and throughout Australia. We have, until now had a clear delineation between the role of the executive and the implementation of the law by the judiciary.  The parliament has been elected to make law and our courts have interpreted and applied those laws.  This new piece of legislation departs from that process, by enabling the Attorney General to overrule the decision of the court and detain a person. Previously, applications to have prisoners detained indefinitely were brought by the Attorney General. The cases were determined […]