The security and intelligence committee is set to review laws enabling bans on travel to conflict zones, preventative detention and control orders

Parliament is facing calls to wind back some of the most restrictive aspects of Australia’s counter-terrorism laws, including the Abbott-era power to ban travel to conflict zones such as in Syria and Iraq.

The Law Council of Australia said it was concerned the offences of travelling or remaining in zones listed by the government were “so broadly framed they inadvertently capture a wide range of conduct and are overly reliant on law enforcement and prosecutorial discretion”.

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