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Declared Dangerous Criminal Laws Should Follow Rules of Natural Justice

The Government needs to put a greater focus on deradicalisation both in and out of prison, Greens legal affairs spokesperson Nick McKim says.

“The national response to violent extremism must also include comprehensive, evidence based deradicalisation programs in prison, post release, and in the wider community,” Senator McKim said.

“Declaring offenders as too dangerous for release is already an option within most Australian jurisdictions.”

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Citizenship Laws Should Be Scrapped, Not Amended

The Government’s confirmation that its flawed Citizenship Bill will be amended yet again is another argument against its passage through Parliament, Greens legal affairs spokesperson Senator Nick McKim says.

“No matter what changes the government makes, the Bill does nothing to make Australians safer – either at home or overseas,” Senator McKim said.

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Amendments Don’t Change Major Flaws In Citizenship Legislation

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.”

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Control Orders On Children Will Not Make Us Safer

Australian Greens spokesperson for Legal Affairs Senator Nick McKim says the Turnbull Government’s latest attack on civil rights will do nothing to make Australia safer, and risks encouraging further radicalisation in our community.

The proposed changes would mean children as young as 14 could be detained for up to 28 days without charge, as well as facing severe restrictions on their movements and associations.

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Media Release: Government must drop undemocratic citizenship laws

Australian Greens spokesperson for legal affairs Senator Nick McKim has called on Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to show leadership and dump the Government’s undemocratic changes to citizenship laws.

Senator McKim said he welcomed Mr Turnbull’s efforts to re-engage with the Islamic community, but said the citizenship laws risked undermining such moves.

“These proposals are an attack on some of the fundamental freedoms we enjoy as Australians,” Senator McKim said.

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