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Australia has enacted laws that enable dual national suspected terrorists to be stripped of their Australian citizenship.
   The government estimates that up to half the Australian militants who have gone to the Middle East to fight are dual citizens.
   The Senate passed laws late Thursday that would strip citizenship from suspects aged 14 years or older for a range of terrorism-related offenses even if there was no conviction.
   Attorney-General George Brandis said the new laws would apply in "very limited circumstances."
   The laws do not allow a suspect to be rendered stateless.
 

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