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Australian Citizenship Amendment (Citizenship Test Review and Other Measures) Bill 2009


Type
Government
Originating house
Senate
Status
Act
Portfolio
Immigration and Citizenship

Summary

Amends the Australian Citizenship Act 2007 to implement recommendations of the Australian Citizenship Test Review Committee by providing: that certain people may be eligible for citizenship without sitting the citizenship test; that the citizenship test must be completed within a specified period; and that applicants for citizenship by conferral under 18 years of age must be permanent residents at both the time of application and time of decision. Also amends the Australian Citizenship Act 2007 and Australian Citizenship (Transitionals and Consequentials) Act 2007 to provide for a special residence requirement.

Progress of bill

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

Senate
Introduced and read a first time 25/06/09  
Second reading moved 25/06/09  
Second reading debate 14/09/09  
Second reading debate 15/09/09  
Second reading agreed to 15/09/09  
Committee of the Whole debate 15/09/09 Amendment details: 4 Australian Greens agreed to
Committee of the Whole debate 16/09/09 Amendment details: 3 Government agreed to
Third reading agreed to 16/09/09  
     
House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 16/09/09  
Second reading moved 16/09/09  
Second reading debate 16/09/09  
Second reading debate 17/09/09  
Second reading agreed to 17/09/09  
Consideration in detail debate 17/09/09  
Third reading agreed to 17/09/09  
     
Text of bill as passed both Houses 17/09/09  
Assent 21/09/09 Act no.: 90 - Year: 2009
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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  • Third reading

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  • As passed by both Houses

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum

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  • Revised supplementary explanatory memorandum

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  • Replacement explanatory memorandum

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  • Revised explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

Senate
  • Australian Greens [sheet 5927]
HANSON-YOUNG, Sen Sarah

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  • Australian Greens [sheet 5911]
HANSON-YOUNG, Sen Sarah

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  • Government [sheet BM241 revised]

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  • Opposition [sheet 5925 revised]
FIERRAVANTI-WELLS, Sen Connie

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  • Opposition [sheet 5905]
FIERRAVANTI-WELLS, Sen Connie

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Schedules of amendments

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Notes
  • Referred to Committee (25/06/2009): Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee
  • Committee report (07/09/2009)
  • Access information for House of Representatives and Senate committees
  • An electronic version of this Act is available in ComLaw ( www.comlaw.gov.au )