Labor shows some errors in the citizenship bill

December 01, 2015
The powers of the immigration minister had been clarified for specifying that they cannot make the decision on the citizenship of the individual under the draft regulations for stripping the citizenship from the twin national terror suspects.

The Australian Government fourth portion of counterterrorism law passed lower house of the federal parliament on Monday, and it has now gone to the Senate for the concluding consent.

Labor shows some errors in the citizenship bill

There were worries that the bill was not constitutionally very good, as the Labor warned that they shouldn’t be held responsible if the regulation were challenged in the country’s uppermost court.

The Australian government had moved to settle the concerns with the last minute changes on the advice from solicitor general, previous week.

The details of the reforms were revealed on Monday, clearing that the minister for immigration cannot be considered a decision maker on the individual’s citizenship. That changes controls the risk of constitutional confronts.

Labor had also pointed out an additional error in the bill which they said will had key penalty if it had not been changed.

According to Mark Dreyfus, Shadow attorney general,  an unsuitably wide category of conduct to cancel the citizenship will had been captured had the definition of conduct not clearly been differentiated from what was just illegal.

Only independents had voted against the bill. Greens MP Adam Bandt has criticized the schedule of last minute reforms which he informed it has yet to be even reviewed. He also accuses the Australian government of using the nationwide security to get the votes by pushing on with the bill during the Tony Abbott era.

According to Peter Dutton, Immigration Minister, the Bill strike the right balance and will tackle the challenge of those who give up their loyalty to Australia.

The law is expected to be cleared by the upper house of the parliament by the end of the week.

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