Australian Citizenship Amendment (Citizenship Cessation) Act 2020 (No. 88, 2020) [“the Act”] amends the provisions under Australian Citizenship Act 2007 regarding Citizenship renunciation and revocation and Citizenship cessation determinations. It also amends relevant provisions under Independent National Security Legislation Monitor Act 2010, and Intelligence Services Act 2001.
The Act primarily focuses on Citizenship cessation determinations and has inserted new provisions regarding Citizenship cessation determination for certain conduct, declared terrorist organisation, Citizenship cessation determination for certain convictions, public interest in making or revoking citizenship cessation determinations, notice of citizenship cessation, determination that notice of citizenship cessation should not be given, revocation of citizenship cessation determination on application to Minister, revocation of citizenship cessation determination on Minister’s initiative, automatic revocation of citizenship cessation determination, no resumption of citizenship if citizenship ceases under the above provisions.
The Act has received the Royal assent on 17 September 2020 and according to Section 2 of the Act, it is in effect from 18 September 2020.
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