Australian anti-terror legislation aims to take offender’s citizenship

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Australian, dual-national citizens who fight with terrorist organisations overseas would be stripped of their Australian citizenship under new legislation introduced to parliament. Opponents are concerned the law gives the government too much power and say it takes away some rights Australian citizens should be entitled to. CCTV’s Greg Navarro filed this report from Sydney.

Australian anti-terror plan

Australian anti-terror plan

Australian dual national citizens who fight with terrorist organisations overseas would be stripped of their Australian citizenship under new legislation introduced to parliament. But opponents are concerned the law gives the government too much power and say it takes away the rights Australian citizens should be entitled to.

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  • The Australian government says it plans to revisit the side of the legislation already passed in the UK, later this year.