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Monday, 26 November 2018
Page: 11536

Citizenship applications

(Question No. 937)


Mr Hill asked the Minister for Immigration, Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs, in writing, on 26 February 2018:

(1) What number of citizenship applications were lodged by 'Illegal Maritime Arrivals' in (a) 2012-13, (b) 2013-14, (c) 2014-15, (d) 2015-16, (e) 2016-17, and (f) 2017-18 (to date).(2) What number of citizenship (by conferral) applications lodged by people who arrived in Australia as 'Illegal Maritime Arrivals' were granted citizenship by conferral in (a) 2012-13, (b) 2013-14, (c) 2014-15, (d) 2015-16, (e) 2016-17, and (f) 2017-18 (to date).(3) What number of citizenship applications lodged by people who arrived in Australia as 'Illegal Maritime Arrivals' were classed as requiring 'thorough analysis' or 'further assessment' or any similar designation in (a) 2012-13, (b) 2013-14, (c) 2014-15, (d) 2015-16, (e) 2016-17, and (f) 2017-18 (to date).


Mr Coleman: The answer to the honourable member's question is:

Q1.

Number of (valid) conferral applications* lodged by Illegal Maritime Arrivals, by financial year (1 July 2012 to 30 June 2018)

Financial Year

No. of applications

2012-13

100

2013-14

1,785

2014-15

2,381

2015-16

4,206

2016-17

4,213

2017-18

1,388

Total

14,073

* includes counts of children under 16 years of age who were included on a responsible parent ' s application form.

This information provided by the Department of Home Affairs was extracted from departmental systems. As data has been drawn from a dynamic system environment, the information was correct at the time of publication and figures may differ slightly from previous or future reporting.

Q2.

Number of people who acquired Australia citizenship who were Illegal Maritime Arrivals, by financial year of acquisition (1 July 2012 to 30 June 2018)

Financial Year

No. of applications

2012-13

7

2013-14

842

2014-15

1,011

2015-16

172

2016-17

447

2017-18

540

Total

3,019

* includes counts of children under 16 years of age who were included on a responsible parent ' s application form.

This information provided by the Department of Home Affairs was extracted from departmental systems. As data has been drawn from a dynamic system environment, the information was correct at the time of publication and figures may differ slightly from previous or future reporting.

Q3.

All applications for Australian citizenship are assessed on a case-by-case basis against the legislative criteria of the Australian Citizenship Act 2007. The Department does not attribute applications into broad designations or categories as indicated in the question. Current citizenship application processing times are available on the Department's website.