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Australian Citizenship Amendment (Strengthening the Citizenship Loss Provisions) Bill 2018

Originating house
House of Representatives
Not Proceeding
Home Affairs


Amends the Australian Citizenship Act 2007 to: remove the requirement that a person be sentenced to 6 or more years of imprisonment for a relevant terrorism offence to be eligible to lose their Australian citizenship; and replace the current requirement that a person is a national or citizen of a country other than Australia at the time the minister makes a determination that the person ceases to be an Australian citizen with the requirement that, if the minister were to determine that the person ceases to be an Australian citizen, the minister is satisfied the person will not become a person who is not a national or citizen of any country.

Progress of bill

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House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 28/11/18  
Second reading moved 28/11/18  
Lapsed at dissolution 11/04/19  

Text of bill

  • First reading


Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum


Second reading speeches

Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

Bills Digest

  • Referred to Committee (30/11/2018): Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security; Committee report (14/02/2019)
  • Considered by scrutiny committee (05/12/2018): Senate Standing Committee for the Scrutiny of Bills; Scrutiny Digest 1 of 2019
  • Considered by scrutiny committee (12/02/2019): Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights; Report 1 of 2019