Information about the inquiry

Inquiry into the provisions of the Australian Citizenship Bill 2005 and the Australian Citizenship (Transitionals and Consequentials) Bill 2005

Information about the inquiry

On 30 November 2005, the Senate referred the above Bills to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 27 February 2006.

These Bills will replace the Australian Citizenship Act 1948 (Cth), which governs the acquisition, revocation and resumption of Australian citizenship.

The Bills seek to, among other things:

Lodging Submissions

Submissions are called for by 16 January 2006. Submissions become Committee documents and are only made public after a decision by the Committee. Unauthorised release of submissions is not covered by parliamentary privilege. Further assistance can be obtained by phoning the secretariat on (02) 6277 3560.

For further information, contact:

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

Phone: +61 2 6277 3560
Fax: +61 2 6277 5794