Queensland MP calls for death penalty for terrorists

Dr Christian Rowan
Dr Christian Rowan

A QUEENSLAND MP says the government should consider reintroducing the death penalty to combat terrorists.

Moggill MP Dr Christian Rowan used a speech during a debate about Queensland's Counter-Terrorism and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2015 to call for "strong action" against terrorists.

"I certainly support the suspension of privileges, including the right to vote or receive social security or other governmental entitlements, if convicted of terrorism-related offences," Dr Rowan told Queensland's parliament last night.

"A reintroduced death penalty for certain or specified terrorist acts should also be considered in my view."

Dr Rowan is the former president of the Australian Medical Association's Queensland branch.

"We need strong action against those people, whether Australian born citizens or otherwise, who follow and promote transnational terrorism," he said in his Remembrance Day speech, reminding the community that although the occasion marked the end of historical battles, there were many diplomatic challenges ahead.

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Should the death penalty be brought back for terrorists?

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