Fears for kids in anti-terror law proposal
UNICEF has voiced concern at proposals that could see children held for two weeks without charge under new Australian terror legislation.
Justice minister Michael Keenan said measures were needed as Islamic State “specialises in recruiting children”.
But the rights organisation insist a “clear distinction” is necessary between kids and adults.
UNICEF’S Jennifer Tierney said it risks the “arbitrary detention” of children.
Increased security has been set up at Sydney Opera House after a recent series of vehicle-ramming attacks.