Australian Citizenship Amendment (Citizenship Test Review and Other Measures) Bill 2009

Type
Government
Portfolio
Immigration and Citizenship 
Originating house
Senate 
Status
Act 
Parliament no
42
Summary
Amends the
Australian Citizenship Act 2007
  to implement recommendations of the Australian Citizenship Test Review Committee by providing: that certain people may be eligible for citizenship without sitting the citizenship test; that the citizenship test must be completed within a specified period; and that applicants for citizenship by conferral under 18 years of age must be permanent residents at both the time of application and time of decision. Also amends the
Australian Citizenship Act 2007
  and
Australian Citizenship (Transitionals and Consequentials) Act 2007
  to provide for a special residence requirement. 

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Progress

Senate
25 Jun 2009Introduced and read a first time
25 Jun 2009Second reading moved
14 Sep 2009Second reading debate
15 Sep 2009Second reading debate
15 Sep 2009Second reading agreed to
15 Sep 2009Committee of the Whole debate

Amendment details: 4 Australian Greens agreed to
16 Sep 2009Committee of the Whole debate

Amendment details: 3 Government agreed to
16 Sep 2009Third reading agreed to
House of Representatives
16 Sep 2009Introduced and read a first time
16 Sep 2009Second reading moved
16 Sep 2009Second reading debate
17 Sep 2009Second reading debate
17 Sep 2009Second reading agreed to
17 Sep 2009Consideration in detail debate
17 Sep 2009Third reading agreed to


17 Sep 2009Text of bill as passed both Houses
21 Sep 2009Assent

Act no.: 90

Year: 2009

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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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