28 Jun 2019

ISIS orphans returning to Australia

From Nine To Noon, 9:08 am on 28 June 2019
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The orphaned children of two Australian ISIS fighters are on their way back to Australia. Prime Minister Scott Morrison made the announcement earlier this week saying "children should not be punished for the sins of their parents". The group includes three children of Khaled Sharrouf, the now-dead Australian terrorist, and his late wife Tara Nettleton.

In 2014 their young son made headlines around the world when he was photographed next to his father holding a severed human head. Now their three remaining children, and the three children of their 18 year old daughter, are to be allowed into Australia after a long campaign by their grandmother and great-grandmother Karen Nettleton.

Lynn speaks with Ms Nettleton's friend and lawyer Robert van Alst.