Nationhood, national identity and democracy, with particular reference to:
- the changing notions of nationhood, citizenship and modern notions of the nation state in the twenty first century;
- rights and obligations of citizenship, including naturalisation and revocation, and the responsibility of the state to its citizens in both national and international law;
- social cohesion and cultural identity in the nation state;
- the role that globalisation and economic interdependence and economic development plays in forming or disrupting traditional notions of national identity;
- contemporary notions of cultural identity, multiculturalism and regionalism;
- the extent to which nation states balance domestic imperatives and sovereignty and international obligations;
- comparison between Australian public debate and policy and international trends; and
- any other related matters.
The committee has published a discussion paper to guide submitters with regard to the above terms of reference.