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…

Government resumes Citizenship appointments

Federal Government resumes citizenship testing and interviews in Perth, Sydney, Brisbane and Adelaide which were earlier suspended due to restrictions imposed in response to COVID-19 pandemic. With COVID-19 restrictions easing throughout Australia, the Councils are given a go-ahead to resume conducing the citizenship ceremonies in-person in accordance the public gathering limits put in place by…

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…