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Australian Citizenship Legislation Amendment (Strengthening the Requirements for Australian Citizenship and Other Measures) Bill 2017


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Before Senate
Portfolio
Immigration and Border Protection

Summary

Amends the: Australian Citizenship Act 2007 in relation to: strengthened citizenship requirements, including in relation to permanent residency and English language proficiency; the definition of ‘spouse’ and ‘de facto partner’; citizenship by adoption; automatic acquisition of citizenship; citizenship by conferral; residence requirements for citizenship; good character requirements; bar on approval for citizenship where there are related criminal offences; offence provisions; mandatory and discretionary cancellation of approval of citizenship; ministerial discretion to delay the making of the pledge of allegiance; increase in the maximum period of deferral for making the pledge of allegiance; revocation of citizenship by descent, conferral or under intercountry adoption arrangements; ministerial power to make legislative instruments; use and disclosure of personal information; and consequential amendments; and Migration Act 1958 to enable the use and disclosure of personal citizenship information.

Progress of bill

For committee reference information, please see the Notes section at the end of this page.

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 15/06/17  
Second reading moved 15/06/17  
Second reading debate 09/08/17  
Second reading debate 10/08/17  
Second reading debate 14/08/17  
Second reading agreed to 14/08/17  
Third reading agreed to 14/08/17  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 15/08/17  
Second reading moved 15/08/17  
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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  • Corrigendum to explanatory memorandum

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  • Addendum to explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

Senate
  • Australian Conservatives [sheet 8227]
BERNARDI, Sen Cory

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  • Liberal Democratic Party [sheet 8234]
LEYONHJELM, Sen David

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  • Pauline Hansons One Nation [sheet 8188]
HANSON, Sen Pauline

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Schedules of amendments

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Notes
  • Referred to Committee (22/06/2017): Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee; Report due 05/09/2017
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