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World-first regulations for stricter surveillance on terrorist-teens

In a world-first, the NSW State Government will see teen-terrorists have their visits and mail monitored while they’re behind bars.

There will also be an intervention program for inmates who are at risk of radicalisation.

Labor leader Luke Foley has slammed the announcement as weak, saying radicalised inmates should be segregated.

Ben Fordham speaks with NSW Counter-Terrorism and Corrections Minister David Elliott.

“When you consider the fact that young people are being radicalised in a very, very short period of time… we need to be prepared.

“The infrastructure in these juvenile detention centres will be heightened to ensure that they’re monitored [more] closely.

“They will be separated from anybody else they want to spread their vile interpretation of their faith to.”

On Mr Foley’s comments, Minister Elliott says he obviously doesn’t understand the policy.

Listen to the full interview below