Expert Panel on Terrorism
Expert Panel on Terrorism and Violent Extremism Prevention and Response Powers Report 1
In June 2017, the Victorian Government established the independent Expert Panel on Terrorism and Violent Extremism Prevention and Response Powers (‘Expert Panel’), led by former Victorian Chief Commissioner of Police, Ken Lay AO and former Victorian Court of Appeal Justice, the Hon David Harper AM.
The Expert Panel was tasked with examining and evaluating the operation and effectiveness of Victoria’s key legislation and related powers and procedures of relevant agencies to prevent, monitor, investigate and respond to terrorism.
The first report of the Expert Panel contains 16 recommendations covering the use of force, investigative and preventative detention, presumptions against bail and parole, special police powers during declared events and the protection of criminal intelligence.
The Government has accepted in-principle all recommendations.