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Australian Citizenship for Eligible De facto Spouses Bill 2002
Schedule 1— Amendments

Australian Citizenship Act 1948

1  Paragraph 13(9)(c)

After “spouse”, insert “, de facto spouse”.

2  Paragraph 13(9)(d)

After “spouse”, insert “or de facto spouse”.

3  After subsection 13(9A)


          (9B)  For the purposes of subsection (9):

de facto spouse , in relation to a person, means a person who, whether or not of the same gender as the person, lives with the person and they have a mutual commitment to a shared life to the exclusion of all others.

4  Subsection 15(3)

After “spouse”, insert “or de facto spouse”.