Suspected terrorists fighting abroad should have their citizenship revoked because a court of law might let them off if they are tried, Prime Minister Tony Abbott says.
The argument has been over the method with complaints over the process and the mechanism, to ensure the laws cannot be overturned by the High Court.
In the simplest of terms, the compromise to be unveiled this week will allow governments to cancel the citizenship of dual nationals if they are terrorists. The laws will not require a conviction.
That means that hundreds of dual nationals fighting overseas for Islamic State could have their citizenship automatically cancelled.
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