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Australian Citizenship Bill 2007


Previous citations:

Australian Citizenship Bill 2005
Australian Citizenship Bill 2006



Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Portfolio
Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs

Summary

Introduced with the Australian Citizenship (Transitionals and Consequentials) Bill 2005, the bill replaces the Australian Citizenship Act 1948, logically organising its provisions; strengthens certain citizenship application, residence, approval and ministerial discretion provisions; changes provisions relating to resumption of renounced citizenship, citizenship by descent and revocation of citizenship; and implements a legislative framework for the collection, use and storage of personal identifiers.

Progress of bill

For committee reference information, please see the Notes section at the end of this page.

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 09/11/05  
Second reading moved 09/11/05  
Second reading agreed to 28/11/06  
Consideration in detail debate 28/11/06 Amendment details: 76 Government agreed to
Third reading agreed to 28/11/06  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 30/11/06  
Second reading moved 30/11/06  
Second reading agreed to 26/02/07  
Committee of the Whole debate 26/02/07 Amendment details: 9 Government agreed to
Third reading agreed to 26/02/07  
     
House of Representatives
Consideration of Senate message 01/03/07 Details: House agreed to Senate amendments
     
Assent 15/03/07 Act no.: 20 - Year: 2007
     

Text of bill

  • Third reading

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  • First reading

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum

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  • Explanatory memorandum

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  • Revised explanatory memorandum

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  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum

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  • Replacement supplementary explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

House of Representatives
  • Government [sheet PF365]

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  • Non-Government
BURKE, Tony, MP

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Senate
  • Australian Democrats [4868]
BARTLETT, Andrew

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  • Australian Greens [5173]
NETTLE, Kerry

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  • Government [sheet PF395]

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  • Opposition [5172]
LUDWIG, Sen Joe

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Schedules of amendments

  • Schedule of the amendment made by the Senate

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Notes
  • An electronic version of this Act is available on the Federal Register of Legislation (www.legislation.gov.au)