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Invalidity of the Minister’s power to revoke citizenship

On 8 June 2022, the majority of the High Court of Australia invalidated the ability of the Minister of Home Affairs under the Australian Citizenship Act 2007 to determine that a dual national who has engaged in terrorism-related conduct is no longer an Australian citizen. This decision will have significant implications for the Government’s ability to revoke the citizenship of dual nationals who are alleged to have engaged in terrorism-related conduct but have not actually been convicted of an offence. Cessation of citizenship on terrorism-related grounds Provisions allowing for the termination of citizenship on terrorism-related grounds were first introduced into the Australian Citi... Read more...

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