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.
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.
Click on the relevant link below to view changes to Australian Citizenship legislation which are contained within the Australian Citizenship Act 2007.
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.
The Australian Citizenship Legislation Amendment (Strengthening the Requirements for Australian Citizenship and Other Measures) Bill 2017 was released today in the ...
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From the inception of the Australian Citizenship Act 1948 (Commonwealth) until 4 April 2002, there was a provision mandating loss of Australian citizenship for a person who acquired a new citizenship. This was found in Section 17 of the act (‘Loss of citizenship on acquisition of another nationality’).
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Australian Citizenship Act 2007. Superseded. 04/Jan/2013: C2013C00008 : 01/Jan/2013: 21/Jun/2013: Australian Citizenship Amendment (Defence Families) Act 2012 ...
The government plans to amend the Australian Citizenship Act to tighten residency and English proficiency requirements