Australia wants to deprive terrorists with dual citizenship in the event of a conviction Australian passport in the future. Conservative Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced on Thursday a similar amendment. Now Parliament is to discuss it.
So far, deprivation of citizenship is only possible for prison sentences of more than six years. In nine cases, this has already been done according to the government. In the future, it should also be possible with lower penalties.
Morrison justified the planned tightening with the fact that terrorists had no right to be Australians. „We do not want these people in our country.“ At the same time, he announced new regulations to bring such offenders after serving custody out of the country. Australians who commit terrorist offenses outside the country’s borders should not be allowed to return for a period of up to two years. In Australia, there have been several attacks on immigrants‘ accounts.