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Australia to curb citizens from joining IS

Proposals include increasing surveillance and suspending passports of Australians intending to join Islamic State group.

Last updated: 12 Aug 2014 18:56
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Australia says its adopting new measures to prevent its citizens from travelling to Syria and Iraq to join groups like the Islamic State group.

Proposals targeting foreign fighters in Syria include the confiscation of passports and allowing security services to increase monitoring of communications online.

More than 150 Australians are believed to be fighting with the Islamic State group.

Al Jazeera's Andrew Thomas reports from Sydney.

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