- Extremists born overseas given the choice to participate in government program
- If extremists choose not to use deradicalisation program, they risk deportation
- The plan aims to give police extra monitoring measures to foil potential attacks
Islamic extremists born overseas will be given a deportation ultimatum under a new Australian government plan.
Foreign extremists will be given one month to enroll in a deradicalisation program or risk being deported, The Daily Telegraph reported.
Community Protection Intervention Orders could be used to enforce bans and curfews on extremists, otherwise they will be at risk of having visas cancelled.
Islamic extremists born overseas, like Farhad Khalil Mohammad Jabar, 15, (pictured) will be given a deportation ultimatum under a new Australian government plan
Foreign extremists will be given one month to enroll in a deradicalisation program or risk being deported (pictured woman charged with being a member of Islamic State group)
The plan aims to target terrorists like Farhad Khalil Mohammad Jabar, the 15-year-old school boy who shot and killed police civilian finance worker Curtis Cheng in Paramatta two years ago.
Despite the government being able to deport those unwilling to enroll in the deradicalisation program, they would not be able to revoke citizenship of those from dual nations including Australia.
The plan aims to give police extra monitoring abilities of potential terrorists so they are able to foil possible terror plots.
Liberal MP Jason Wood told the publication if someone refuses the voluntary program, then police would be left to ‘wait and see and hope for the best scenario.’
‘Police have no means to force that person to receive counselling, mentoring or prevent them from association with other extremists or even stop them from recruiting others into their cause,’ Mr Wood said.
It is expected the new plan will be put on the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) agenda for next month when state and federal leaders meet.
However Police would not be able to revoke citizenship of those extremists from dual nations who have an Australian citizenship (ISIS fighter Khaled Sharrouf pictured)