Australian Government ‘not considering’ internment

Australian Government ‘not considering’ internment, by Sky News.

The immigration minister says the government is not considering a policy of internment to counter the terror threat, despite one government frontbencher saying the option might need to be looked at.

Peter Dutton told Sky News there were options like post-sentence detention which could be implemented as part of an anti-terror response.

‘Rounding people up as might have happened during the Second World War…is not something that our government is going to be involved in. …

Assistant Health Minister Ken Wyatt yesterday said the controversial idea, which was used to detain Japanese, Italians and Germans during the World War Two, could be used a last resort, even though he does not agree with it.

hat-tip Stephen Neil