Australian Citizenship Legislation Amendment (Strengthening the Requirements for Australian Citizenship and Other Measures) Bill 2017

5 September 2017

© Commonwealth of Australia 2017
ISBN 978-1-76010-643-0

View the report as a single document - (PDF 795KB)

View the report as separate downloadable parts:

Members of the committee (PDF 25KB)
Recommendations (PDF 5KB)
Chapter 1 - Introduction (PDF 108KB)

Purpose of the bill
Overview of the key provisions of the bill
Conduct of the inquiry
Financial implications of the proposed measures
Reports by other committees
Structure of this report

Chapter 2 - Background to the bill (PDF 150KB)

2014 bill
National Consultation on Citizenship
Government's response to the National Consultation

Chapter 3 - Key issues (PDF 310KB)

Additional requirements for citizenship by conferral
Additional powers of the Minister
Additional requirements impacting children
Committee views

Dissenting report by Labor Senators (PDF 42KB)

Inappropriate English language requirements
General residence requirements
A lack of evidence to justify the changes
The Government’s claims around National Security

Dissenting report by the Australian Greens (PDF 250KB)

English language
Increase to four years
Increase in Ministerial discretion
Children born to non-citizens

Dissenting report by the Nick Xenophon Team (PDF 97KB)
Appendix 1 - Tabled documents, answers to questions on notice and additional information (PDF 14KB)

Public submissions
Answers to questions on notice
Additional Information
Tabled Documents

Appendix 2 - Public hearings and witnesses (PDF 69KB)
Appendix 3 (PDF 62KB)

Australian Citizenship: Your right, your responsibility—National Consultation on Citizenship: Final Report

Committee Secretariat contact:

Committee Secretary
Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 3560