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Thursday, 31 October 1974
Page: 2200

Senator Davidson asked the Minister representing the Minister for Labor and Immigration, upon notice:

(   1 ) Does a portrait of Her Majesty the Queen no longer appear on a Certificate of Australian Citizenship; if so, what is the reason for its omission.

(2)   If Her Majesty the Queen officially described as Queen.of Australia' will the Minister have a portrait of Her Majesty reinstated on Certificate of Australian Citizenship.

Senator Bishop - The Minister for Labor and Immigration has provided the following answer to the honourable senator 's question:

(   1 ) It is correct that a portrait of Her Majesty the Queen no longer appears on the Certificate of Australian Citizenship. I am informed that the decision was taken by the former Minister for Immigration when amendments to the Citizenship Act including the design of the certificate were under consideration in 1 973, on the grounds that the design of the new certificate should be such that it was distinctively Australian.

(2)   I will see that the matter receives consideration when the design of the certificate is next under review.

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