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Australian Citizenship Amendment (Allegiance to Australia) Bill 2015

2013-2014-2015

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

As passed by both Houses

 

 

 

 

Australian Citizenship Amendment (Allegiance to Australia) Bill 2015

 

No.      , 2015

 

 

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to amend the Australian Citizenship Act 2007 , and for related purposes

   

   



Contents

1............ Short title............................................................................................. 1

2............ Commencement................................................................................... 1

3............ Schedules............................................................................................ 2

4............ Purpose of this Act............................................................................. 2

Schedule 1—Main amendments                                                                                     3

Australian Citizenship Act 2007                                                                               3

Schedule 2—Other amendments                                                                                  20

Australian Citizenship Act 2007                                                                             20

Independent National Security Legislation Monitor Act 2010                         22

Intelligence Services Act 2001                                                                                 22

 

 



A Bill for an Act to amend the Australian Citizenship Act 2007 , and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1   Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the Australian Citizenship Amendment (Allegiance to Australia) Act 2015 .

2   Commencement

             (1)  Each provision of this Act specified in column 1 of the table commences, or is taken to have commenced, in accordance with column 2 of the table. Any other statement in column 2 has effect according to its terms.

 

Commencement information

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Provisions

Commencement

Date/Details

1.  The whole of this Act

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this Act as originally enacted. It will not be amended to deal with any later amendments of this Act.

             (2)  Any information in column 3 of the table is not part of this Act. Information may be inserted in this column, or information in it may be edited, in any published version of this Act.

3   Schedules

                   Legislation that is specified in a Schedule to this Act is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this Act has effect according to its terms.

4   Purpose of this Act

                   This Act is enacted because the Parliament recognises that Australian citizenship is a common bond, involving reciprocal rights and obligations, and that citizens may, through certain conduct incompatible with the shared values of the Australian community, demonstrate that they have severed that bond and repudiated their allegiance to Australia.