On 15 February 2018 the Senate referred the Australian Citizenship Legislation Amendment (Strengthening the Commitments for Australian Citizenship and Other Measures) Bill 2018 to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 4 December 2018. On 3 December 2018, the Senate extended the Committee's reporting deadline to 15 March 2019.
The committee is accepting substantive submissions for this inquiry. Please ensure all submissions and correspondence are sent to Citizenshipbill@aph.gov.au. The strict deadline for submissions is 5pm, 27 April 2018 AEST. No extensions will be granted.
The committee has agreed that it will not accept form letters, petitions, or short statements of fewer than 250 words. As an alternative, the committee has developed an online survey to allow members of the public to express their view on the bill. The survey will close at 5pm, 27 April 2018 AEST.
The committee has agreed that it will have regard to submissions previously made to its inquiry into the Australian Citizenship Legislation Amendment (Strengthening the Requirements for Australian Citizenship and Other Measures) Bill 2017, which largely mirrors the bill currently under inquiry. Accordingly, if you made a submission to that inquiry, and your views have not changed, then you should not feel obliged to make another submission, but may wish to participate in the online survey.
Committee Secretariat contact:
Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee
PO Box 6100
Canberra ACT 2600
Phone: +61 2 6277 3560
Fax: +61 2 6277 5794