Is it the new World War? The most Countrys of Europa are trying to defend the Islamic State, because they´re trying to destroy Syria. One of the most involved Country is Germany!
They left New Zealand at the age of six, were resident in Australia from that time, became an Australian citizen, left from Australia to Syria, and travelled on an Australian passport,” Ardern said in Wellington.
“Our very strong view on behalf of New Zealand and New Zealanders, was that this individual was clearly most appropriately dealt with by Australia.
“I raised that issue directly with prime minister Morrison and asked that we work together on resolving the issue.
“I was then informed in the following year that Australia had unilaterally revoked the citizenship of the individual.
“You can imagine my response.”
Ardern’s blast came after the woman and her two children were reportedly picked up by Turkish officials for illegally entering that country from Syria.
Turkey claims the woman is an Isis terrorist with New Zealand citizenship.
The Australian government has cancelled the citizenships of at least 17 people who allegedly travelled to Syria to join Isis.
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The Department of Home Affairs has declined to provide updated figures on the total number of dual citizens who had their Australian citizenship cancelled after being detained in Syria.
The government can act against anyone suspected of involvement in terror activity who is aged over 14 and who the home affairs minister is satisfied would not become stateless if their Australian citizenship was cancelled.
Other women have also been stripped of their Australian citizenship, including Zehra Duman, who is eligible for Turkish citizenship but has appealed the cancellation to the high court, and another Melbourne woman, believed to be eligible for Lebanese citizenship.
Morrison defended the decision to strip the New Zealand woman of her Australian citizenship on Tuesday, saying his job was to put Australia’s national security interests first.
“The legislation that was passed through our parliament automatically cancels the citizenship of a dual citizen where they’ve been engaged in terrorist activities of this nature.
“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 and Ardern were expected to speak later on Tuesday.
The New Zealand government has repeatedly lashed Australia for separate but related laws that allow for the deportation of those who fail the character test.
The laws have resulted in hundreds of New Zealand citizens who lived in Australia under trans-Tasman travel arrangements having their visas cancelled and being deported after being found guilty of criminal offending.
In 2018, New Zealand’s then acting prime minister Winston Peters urged the Australian government to release a 17-year-old who was being held in immigration detention in Melbourne while appealing a decision to cancel his visa.