Fresh Push For Tougher Terror Laws
Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton is expected to introduce legislation changes making it easier to revoke the citizenship of dual nationals convicted of terrorism offences.
The changes would give Dutton alone the power to strip citizenship based on intelligence advice and an assessment of conduct, The Australian reports.
He would be able to reverse, refuse or change recommendations of the Citizenship Loss Board.
The changes will also target more people, including those convicted of terrorism offences who were sentenced to at least three years' jail after May 29, 2003.
The current laws apply to those sentenced to at least six years' prison after December 12, 2015, or at least 10 years after December 12, 2005.
The cut-off for known foreign fighters without convictions would also be extended back from 2015 to 2003 under the proposed legislative changes.
Dutton is tipped to introduce the Australian Citizenship Amendment Bill 2019 to parliament on Thursday.