Australian nationality law determines who is and who is not an Australian citizen. The status of Australian nationality or Australian citizenship was created by the Nationality and Citizenship Act 1948, (in 1973 renamed the Australian Citizenship Act 1948) which came into force on 26 January 1949.
Click on the relevant link below to view changes to Australian Citizenship legislation which are contained within the Australian Citizenship Act 2007.
As it grapples with a growing number of Australian citizens joining Islamic militants, the government is rewriting its citizenship laws.
The citizenship test is designed to assess whether you have an adequate knowledge of Australia and the responsibilities and privileges of Australian citizenship.Includes a link to practice tests and a tutorial.
This is a compilation of the Australian Citizenship Act 2007 that shows the text of the law as amended and in force on 1 July 2016 (the compilation date). The notes at the end of this compilation (the endnotes) include information about amending laws and the amendment history of provisions of the compiled law.
Australian Citizenship Act 2007. Superseded. 04/Jan/2013: C2013C00008 : 01/Jan/2013: 21/Jun/2013: Australian Citizenship Amendment (Defence Families) Act 2012 ...
Legislation to strip dual nationals of their Australian citizenship if they are involved in terrorism offences looks set to pass parliament, after the Coalition party ...
Migrants will face a tougher citizenship test which will assess their commitment to Australia and their attitudes to religious freedom and gender equality.
A page about Australian citizenship and how to obtain it
Australian Citizenship Law sheds light on citizenship law and practice and provides the most up-to-date analysis available of the Australian Citizenship Act 2007 (Cth). Rubenstein’s Australian Citizenship Law is the much-awaited second edition to her highly acclaimed text.