New Zealand slams Australia for revoking citizenship of IS associate

‘Tired of Australia exporting its problems’: Ardern denounces Morrison over detainee in Turkey

"(The woman) has resided in Australia since that time, has her family in Australia and left for Syria from Australia on her Australian passport".

But, Prof Patman says, we also need to up our game.

One in 12 young people skipped school because they did not have access to period products, PM Jacinda Ardern says, announcing the programme will begin in June.

The leaders of Australia and New Zealand have held a "constructive" phone call to discuss the plight of a woman detained by Turkey and causing the latest flare-up in an increasingly fractious relationship.

"The deployments to Afghanistan have been one of the longest running in our history, and I wish to acknowledge the 10 New Zealanders who lost their lives in the line of duty, and the more than 3500 NZDF and other agency personnel, whose commitment to replace conflict with peace will always be remembered", Jacinda Ardern said.

"Any fair-minded person would consider this person an Australian, and that is my view too".

"I will finally add: If the shoe were on the other foot, we would take responsibility, that would be the right thing to do".


"I was then informed [this] year that Australia had unilaterally revoked the citizenship of the individual involved", she said. "Australia did not act in good faith".

Mr Morrison responded by saying his job was to protect "Australia's interests".

But an uncontrite Mr Morrison said his only concern was the safety of Australians.

He said he was scheduled to speak with Ardern today but added that legislation passed in parliament automatically cancels the citizenship of a dual citizen accused of being engaged in terrorist activities.

"We do not want to see terrorists who fought with terrorism organisations enjoying privileges of citizenship, which I think they forfeit the second they engage as an enemy of our country", Morrison said in a press conference.

Earlier this month, United Nations human rights experts urged 57 countries to repatriate nationals believed to be languishing in Syria's squalid al-Hol and al-Roj camps, where thousands are at risk of violence, exploitation and death. The woman is an alleged IS member, Reuters reported on Tuesday. This confirms the information released in 2016 by the Director of the Secret Intelligence Service, that the women travelling to Syria had lived in Australia for many years and had left from there. "There is still a lot more unknown about this case and where it sits and where it may go to next", he said.

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