Inquiry into the provisions of the Australian Citizenship Bill 2005
and the Australian Citizenship (Transitionals and Consequentials) Bill
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.
will replace the Australian Citizenship Act 1948 (Cth), which governs
the acquisition, revocation and resumption of Australian citizenship.
seek to, among other things:
reorganise existing provisions to ensure consistency;
certain citizenship application, residence, approval and Ministerial
provisions relating to resumption of renounced citizenship, citizenship by
descent and revocation of citizenship;
implement a legislative framework for the collection, use and storage of
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:
Senate Standing Committees on Legal and Constitutional Affairs
PO Box 6100
Canberra ACT 2600