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PM vows to do 'damnedest' to deter extremist suspects

Nicola McGarrity comments in The Sydney Morning Herald, 21 June 2014, on the Prime Minister's vow to do "damnedest" to ensure Australians fighting with extremist groups abroad could not come home, or would be detained if they do.

Nicola McGarrity, a law lecturer at the University of NSW, said stripping people of their citizenship would be a lengthy and difficult process and would likely be subject to court challenges.

"You can't just revoke someone's citizenship and refuse to let them come back in," she said. "Politically passing an act of parliament that would essentially render Australians potentially stateless would be unpalatable. There may be constitutional issues as well."

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