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Australian Citizenship Legislation Amendment (Strengthening the Requirements for Australian Citizenship and Other Measures) Bill 2017

The submission on the Australian Citizenship Legislation Amendment (Strengthening the Requirements for Australian Citizenship and Other Measures) Bill 2017 (the Bill) was prepared by the Law Council. 

The Bill would make a wide range of amendments to the Citizenship Act 2007 (Cth) (the Act) and the Migration Act 1958 (Cth) (the Migration Act) whose broad purpose is to amend the requirements to become an Australian citizen.

Some aspects of the Bill give rise to concern from the Law Council’s perspective. These include:

Further, the Law Council is concerned that the necessity of, and justification for, the proposed amendments has not been adequately demonstrated.

The Law Council makes the following recommendations in relation to the Bill:

You can read the full submission below.

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