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Government ready to cut terror detention limit

Government ready to cut terror detention limit 29 Nov 2010 The Coalition government is preparing to cut the limit for terrorism suspects to be held before charge to 14 days -- against the advice of senior lawyers -- it can be disclosed. It is understood the change will replace the current 28-day limit with a 14-day limit which will be accompanied by strict bail conditions for a further 14 days, similar to control orders [the system of curfews under which terrorism suspects are electronically tagged].