Australian Citizenship and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2014

Type
Government
Portfolio
Immigration and Border Protection
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Not Proceeding
Parliament no
44
Summary
Amends the
Australian Citizenship Act 2007
to: extend good character requirements; clarify residency requirements and related matters; clarify the circumstances in which a person’s approval as an Australian citizen may or must be cancelled; clarify the circumstances in which the minister may defer a person making the pledge of commitment to become an Australian citizen; clarify the circumstances in which a person’s Australian citizenship may be revoked; enable the minister to specify certain matters in a legislative instrument; enable the use and disclosure of personal information obtained under the
Migration Act 1958
or the migration regulations; and make technical amendments; and the
Migration Act 1958
to enable the use and disclosure of personal information obtained under the
Australian Citizenship Act 2007
or the citizenship regulations.

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Progress

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 23 Oct 2014
Second reading moved 23 Oct 2014
Second reading debate 30 Oct 2014
Second reading debate 24 Nov 2014
Second reading agreed to 24 Nov 2014
Third reading agreed to 24 Nov 2014
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 25 Nov 2014
Second reading moved 25 Nov 2014
Lapsed at prorogation 17 Apr 2016

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Text of bill

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Explanatory memoranda

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Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

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Text of bill

  • First reading: Text of the bill as introduced into the Parliament
  • Third reading: Prepared if the bill is amended by the house in which it was introduced. This version of the bill is then considered by the second house.
  • As passed by both houses: Final text of bill agreed to by both the House of Representatives and the Senate which is presented to the Governor-General for assent.

Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and provides an explanation of the content of the introduced version (first reading) of the bill.
  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and explains amendments proposed by the government to the bill.
  • Revised explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and explains the amended version (third reading) of the bill. It supersedes the explanatory memorandum.

Proposed amendments

Circulated by members and senators when they propose to make changed to the bill. For details about the outcome of proposed amendments please refer to either theĀ Votes and Proceedings (House of Representatives) or the Journals (Senate).

Schedules of amendments

Schedules of amendments list amendments agreed to by the second house are communicated to the first house for consideration. Subsequent action by either house may also be included in a schedule.

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