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Citizenship Laws Should Be Scrapped, Not Amended

The Government’s confirmation that its flawed Citizenship Bill will be amended yet again is another argument against its passage through Parliament, Greens legal affairs spokesperson Senator Nick McKim says.

“No matter what changes the government makes, the Bill does nothing to make Australians safer – either at home or overseas,” Senator McKim said.

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Amendments Don’t Change Major Flaws In Citizenship Legislation

The Government's decision to support amendments to the Australian Citizenship (Allegiance to Australia) Bill does not change the fundamental flaws in the legislation, Greens Legal Affairs spokesperson Senator Nick McKim says.

“This Bill is dangerously and irreparably flawed at every level,” Senator McKim said.

“The Greens remain concerned at the Bill’s human rights, rule of law and constitutional implications.”

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Control Orders On Children Will Not Make Us Safer

Australian Greens spokesperson for Legal Affairs Senator Nick McKim says the Turnbull Government’s latest attack on civil rights will do nothing to make Australia safer, and risks encouraging further radicalisation in our community.

The proposed changes would mean children as young as 14 could be detained for up to 28 days without charge, as well as facing severe restrictions on their movements and associations.

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Media Release: Government must drop undemocratic citizenship laws

Australian Greens spokesperson for legal affairs Senator Nick McKim has called on Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to show leadership and dump the Government’s undemocratic changes to citizenship laws.

Senator McKim said he welcomed Mr Turnbull’s efforts to re-engage with the Islamic community, but said the citizenship laws risked undermining such moves.

“These proposals are an attack on some of the fundamental freedoms we enjoy as Australians,” Senator McKim said.

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Greens call on Turnbull to recall radicalisation booklet

The Greens are calling on Malcolm Turnbull to recall and recycle the Radicalisation Awareness Kit that claims environmentalism is a pathway to violent extremism.

"This booklet is so tainted by Tony Abbott's politics of fear it should be shredded. Malcolm Turnbull has got to assert his leadership and declare Abbott's culture wars are over," said Greens Leader Richard Di Natale.

"Australians who care about our incredible natural environment should be congratulated, not silenced, abandoned and demonised as they have been by this Liberal Government.

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