Australia To Introduce Counter-Terrorism Citizenship Changes

Australia is set to introduce new counter-terrorism laws, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Sunday, with the package expected to include stripping dual nationals who are linked to terrorism of their citizenship.

Abbott said in a video message earlier Sunday that “at least 250 Australians, some very young, have become ensnared in the evil ideology of the Daesh (IS) death cult”, but did not elaborate on the nature of their alleged involvement. He added that domestic spy agency ASIO had “over 400 priority counter-terrorism investigations”.

Australia has already introduced a series of national security measures over the past few months. They include criminalising travel to terror hotspots and requiring telecommunications firms to retain customers’ digital data for two years.

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