NEW POLICE POWERS TO RESPOND TO TERRORISM
We have introduced a Bill which is about keeping Queenslanders safe in a changing environment where the threat of terrorism and violent extremism is a risk we unfortunately have to face.
While we hope to not use these powers, it’s important police have the best legislative tools to protect the public in a terrorist situation or other critical incident. It’s important we do whatever we can to minimise harm.
This Bill will enhance terrorist emergency powers including the power to search an electronic device, require passwords and access information to facilitate the search, immediately copy evidence found on the devices and use biometric information to rapidly establish or confirm a person’s identity.
Mark Ryan, Police Minister, Qld