Attorney-General George Brandis said that there is no guarantee that the the citizenship laws will be accepted and passed by the High Court, if challenged, but he has indicated his faith on the strength of the legislation.

Crossbench senators examined Brandis on the constitutionality of the laws in the Senate on Tuesday night. Independent Senator Jacquie Lambie called for his resignation in case the court successfully challenged the citizenship bill. The attorney general claimed that the nest legal advices indicated to the government that the legislation was quite strong so far as the constitutional point of view was concerned.

“Nobody should make hard and fast predictions about what may be decided by the High Court and I don’t intend to do so,” he said. He added that the cost of any constitution lawsuit was already covered in the income the solicitor-general or other government legal officials received.

Greens and crossbench senators have criticised the government for keeping the amendments made to the bill secret until Monday afternoon. The critics believe the changes made to the law will make Australia more vulnerable to terror attacks.

The Labor Party accepted the citizenship bill after several controversies. The bill will be presented and passed in the upper house by the end of this week. Senator Nick Xenophon addressed the parliament and said taking away the Australian citizenship from the terror suspects with dual citizenship will be like poking them to plan and plot against the nation. He advocated the nation’s government to focus on counter-terrorism rather than doing something that could twist the minds of the terror suspects.

Greens leader Richard Di Natale seconded the opinion of Xenophon. “Ultimately we think the safest place for Australian citizens who have been convicted of violent acts, who are indeed criminals, is in custody here in Australia, not roaming the international stage,” Natale was quoted by scABC as saying.

After the support from Labor Party, the government is all set to present and pass the citizenship bill in the upper house until later this week.

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