The Courier-Mail

‘Kick out ter­ror­ists’


TER­ROR­ISTS who are al­ready serv­ing jail terms of more than 10 years in Aus­tralia could have their cit­i­zen­ship re­voked and be kicked out of the coun­try un­der pro­posed changes to the latest na­tional se­cu­rity laws.

Both sides of pol­i­tics have en­dorsed the change de­spite some min­is­ters, in­clud­ing Julie Bishop, ex­press­ing con­cern about ap­ply­ing the new penalty ret­ro­spec­tively.

Aus­tralians can only be re­moved from the coun­try and stripped of their cit­i­zen­ship if they hold another pass­port and have been con­victed of a se­ri­ous ter­ror­ism of­fence which has at­tracted a jail term of at least six years.

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