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Wednesday, 2 December 2015
Page: 9735


Senator BRANDIS (QueenslandAttorney-General, Vice-President of the Executive Council and Leader of the Government in the Senate) (19:02): Yes, Senator McKim, and that is provided for by subsection (24)(a) of section 33AA, which provides that the citizenship is deemed never to have been lost if there is a successful review. So if there is a successful review, the status quo ante is entirely restored. One other small technical point: it would not be an injunction against the issuance of the notice because the notice in these circumstances, on your hypothesis, would already have issued. It would be a declaration as to the nonexistence of the basis for the issue of the notice and an injunction to restrain other Commonwealth authorities—for example, the Australian Electoral Commissioner—from giving effect to the notice.