PM rejects US calls to bring jihadis home

Daniel McCulloch

Scott Morrison has rejected criticism from the United States of his government's policy to strip homegrown terrorists of their Australian citizenship.

A senior US intelligence official has described the policy as counter-productive and called on Australia to bring extremists home from war zones to face punishment.

"I believe Australia's policy should be set in Australia's national interest and no-one else," the prime minister said on Monday.