Australian Citizenship (Class of Persons Who May Receive a Pledge of Commitment) Amendment (LIN 20/247) Instrument 2020

Australian Citizenship (Class of Persons Who May Receive a Pledge of Commitment) Amendment (LIN 20/247) Instrument 2020 dated 10 December 2020 [“the Instrument”] amends the Citizenship (LIN 20/084: Class of Persons Who May Receive a Pledge of Commitment) Instrument 2020 dated 12 August 2020 to include Governors of a State of the Commonwealth of Australia…

Modification of compilation of Australian Citizenship Act 2007

Australian Citizenship Act 2007, as amended by Australian Citizenship Amendment (Citizenship Cessation) Act 2020 (No. 88, 2020) to update provisions regarding Citizenship renunciation and revocation and Citizenship cessation determinations, has been compiled and registered on the Federal Register of Legislation on 08 October 2020. The amendment incorporates new provisions regarding citizenship cessation determination for certain…

Modification of compilation of Australian Citizenship Act 2007 and Australian Citizenship Regulation 2016

Australian Citizenship Act 2007 and Australian Citizenship Regulation 2016, as amended by Statute Update (Regulations References) Act 2020 (No. 18, 2020) to update references to Regulations in the Commonwealth Statute law, have been compiled and registered on the Federal Register of Legislation on 29 September 2020 and 30 September 2020, respectively. The Commonwealth Statute laws…

Australian Citizenship Amendment (Citizenship Cessation) Act 2020

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…

Australian Citizenship Regulation 2016 complied

The Australian Citizenship Regulation 2016 made under the Australian Citizenship Act 2007 (Cth) was amended to incorporate the Home Affairs Legislation Amendment (Credit Card and PayPal Surcharge) Regulations 2020 dated 11 June 2020 and the Home Affairs Legislation Amendment (2020 Measures No. 1) Regulations 2020 dated 19 March 2020. Accordingly, a compilation of the Australian…

Insights into Australian Citizenship

According to the Department of Home Affairs (DoHA), more than 5 million people have become Australian citizens since the introduction of concept citizenship in Australia in 1949 vide the erstwhile Nationality and Citizenship Act 1948 (Cth). There is no doubt that the idea of citizenship remains ‘fundamental to [one’s] national identity’ as the Department continued…