PM flags national security crackdown

Tony Abbott tackles ‘the benefit of the doubt’ on YouTube.


Sydney [AAP]

The federal government is set to crack down on who qualifies for residency, citizenship and welfare in a bid to tighten national security.

Prime minister Tony Abbott has taken to YouTube to warn there will be no more ‘benefit of the doubt’ for those who might want to harm Australia.

He’s also indicated tougher enforcement of bail laws.

‘It’s clear to me, that for too long, we have given those who might be a threat to our country the benefit of the doubt,’ Mr Abbott said.

‘There’s been the benefit of the doubt at our borders, the benefit of the doubt for residency, the benefit of the doubt for citizenship and the benefit of the doubt at Centrelink.

‘And in the courts, there has been bail, when clearly there should have been jail.’

The comments come with Mr Abbott to next week make a detailed national security statement.

He is also expected within days to deliver the government’s response to an inquiry into the handling of the Sydney Lindt cafe siege.

News Corp Australia says one item being considered as part of the statement is a proposal by newly appointed government whip Andrew Nikolic for Australia to follow moves in Britain, France and Canada on suspending the citizenship of anyone involved in terrorism or revoking the citizenship of dual nationals.

Parliamentary secretary Steve Ciobo said the idea of stripping dual nationals, who engaged in terrorism, of their citizenship was a step in the right direction.

‘Many Australians have zero tolerance when it comes to those who are willing to murder civilians,’ he told ABC radio.

4 responses to “PM flags national security crackdown”

  1. Odette says:

    Oh but you will have no issue with letting innocent children rot and be re traumatized in detention centers or continue to give orders to rip indigenous children from their parents arms rather than helping a family. Your are the lowest form of scum. Your deflection is totally transparent.

  2. Jon says:

    It’s too late to reverse the wrong-minded ‘multi-kulti’ policies from the 70s but not too late to stop them continuing as freely as before. We can only tighten up the mistakes by stiffening our border controls, naturalisation requirements and ablility to revoke citizenship without interference from UNHCR or other ‘human rights’ foghorns.

  3. earthlover says:

    What Odette said! And, quoting what PM Abbott himself said, “It’s clear to me, that for too long, we have given those who might be a threat to our country the benefit of the doubt”, it’s worth looking long and hard at precisely how that same ‘benefit’ impacted Australia’s last Federal election.

  4. Peterl says:

    Law and Order and National Security.
    The last refuge of a desperate, failing Government.
    How many times have we seen it?

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