The first dual-national terrorist is set to be stripped of their Australian citizenship, under new security laws.

But Pauline Hanson says the controversial laws should be taken even further.

Molly Houseman reports.


A terrorist awaits the verdict on whether they’ll get to keep their Australian citizenship… following new terror laws… which cleared federal parliament late last year.

The case will put the new law to test, with an expected challenge from the High Court.

Controversy already surrounds the law which allows dual-national terror suspects to be stripped of their citizenship..

… Now, Pauline Hanson is calling for family members to also be deported….

Pauline Hanson, One Nation Leader: “With these ones that are actually being looked at to deport them for any connection with terrorism or ISIS, I think look at deporting their immediate family as well. There has to be a real deterrent.”

Scott Morrison, Treasurer: “I’m very proud of the fact that our government put these laws in place. I think it’s an important signal to everyone that citizenship matters and there are obligations that are attached to it not just rights”

A verdict from the case is expected to be reached within the next 2 months.

Molly Houseman, QUT News