Australian Citizenship Amendment (Defence Families) Bill 2012

Type
Government
Portfolio
Immigration and Citizenship 
Originating house
House of Representatives 
Status
Act 
Parliament no
43
Summary
Amends the
Australian Citizenship Act 2007
  to enable certain family members of current and future overseas lateral recruits (technical specialists with previous experience in other defence forces) to the Australian Defence Force (ADF) to satisfy the relevant defence service residence requirement and be eligible for conferral of Australian citizenship at the same time as the enlisted ADF member. 

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Progress

House of Representatives
24 May 2012Introduced and read a first time
24 May 2012Second reading moved
18 Jun 2012Second reading debate
19 Jun 2012Second reading debate
19 Jun 2012Second reading agreed to
19 Jun 2012Third reading agreed to
Senate
20 Jun 2012Introduced and read a first time
20 Jun 2012Second reading moved
23 Aug 2012Second reading debate
23 Aug 2012Second reading agreed to
23 Aug 2012Third reading agreed to


12 Sep 2012Assent

Act no.: 119

Year: 2012

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Explanatory memoranda

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Text of bill

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  • 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.
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Explanatory memoranda

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  • 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

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Schedules of amendments

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