POST readers may recall that I have written on this matter before. I thought I had said everything I wanted to say but I was wrong. The current ban on arrivals from India has generated great debate, a lot of heat, a little light and has set me thinking about citizenship once again.
First, it is worth remembering that one in three Australians was born overseas and still has strong links with families and places elsewhere. I am one of them. Many will be lucky enough to have dual citizenship – I am one of those, too. However, people from India must renounce their original citizenship if they become Australian citizens. Their only support in a crisis has to come from the Australian Government.