SA proposes new anti-terror measures


New laws to combat terrorism in South Australia could be passed by state parliament as early as next week.

The government has proposed changes to bail and parole laws to ensure people with links to terrorism remain behind bars.

Under changes to the Bail Act, police bail will be automatically denied for anyone who has demonstrated support for, or has links to, terrorist activity.

Once before court there will also be a presumption against bail.

The parole board will similarly operate under a presumption against parole for anyone who has demonstrated support for, or links to, terrorism.

Premier Jay Weatherill says the government will bring the new laws before state parliament as soon as possible.

Deputy Opposition Vickie Chapman says the measures will get the support of the Liberals.

She says the opposition is ready to vote next week when parliament resumes.