The goalposts for Australian citizenship status have often shifted over the course of our history. Most recently, new laws passed by the Turnbull Government have given increased power to the executive in making decisions on individuals’ citizenship cases. What are the personal costs of this friction between issues of national security and human rights? And what happens when people who are Australian in all but name are denied the rights and protections guaranteed to citizens?
I'll be hosting a discussion with journalists Kristina Kukolja and Peter Mares at Melbourne's Wheeler Centre about how the lack of – or loss of – citizenship affects the fabric of our nation.