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Amendments Don’t Change Major Flaws In Citizenship Legislation

Media Release
Nick McKim 11 Nov 2015

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.”

 “In particular, stripping someone’s citizenship for offences committed up to 10 years ago amounts to double punishment.”

 “The amendments only make the Bill slightly less bad.”

 

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