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Australian Citizenship Bill 2007

Previous Citations
  • Australian Citizenship Bill 2005
  • Australian Citizenship Bill 2006
Type
Government
Portfolio
Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Parliament no
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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

Bill progress
House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 09 Nov 2005
Second reading moved 09 Nov 2005
Second reading agreed to 28 Nov 2006
Consideration in detail debate
  • Amendment details: 76 Government agreed to
28 Nov 2006
Third reading agreed to 28 Nov 2006
Bill progress
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 30 Nov 2006
Second reading moved 30 Nov 2006
Second reading agreed to 26 Feb 2007
Committee of the Whole debate
  • Amendment details: 9 Government agreed to
26 Feb 2007
Third reading agreed to 26 Feb 2007
Bill progress
House of Representatives
Consideration of Senate message
  • Details: House agreed to Senate amendments
01 Mar 2007
Bill progress
Assent
  • Act no.: 20
  • Year: 2007
15 Mar 2007

Documents and transcripts

Text of bill

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Explanatory memoranda

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Proposed amendments

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Senate

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Schedules of amendments

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Bills digest

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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 changes to the bill. For details about the outcome of proposed amendments please refer to either the 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.