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    EXTREMISM

    Australia to Start Citizenship Crackdown

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    Australia is cracking down on extremism through a series of new citizenship measures aimed at targeting nationals involved in terrorism, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said in his national-security statement on Monday. Dual nationals involved in terrorism could have their citizenship suspended or revoked while authorities may strip certain rights—including restricting the ability to leave the country—from Australian citizens who have broken anti-terror laws. Abbott also added that the laws will “clamp down on organizations that incite religious or racial hatred,” as well as announced plans to appoint a new security czar as concerns over terrorism continue to intensify. The new measures comes just a day after a report was released on Sydney’s cafe siege that left two hostages dead in December.