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.
The Australian Citizenship Act 2007 provides for people to apply to be registered as an Australian citizen if they were adopted overseas by an Australian citizen parent in accordance with full Hague Convention Intercountry Adoption arrangements or a bilateral arrangement between Australia and another country as prescribed in Schedule 1 of the Family Law (Bilateral Arrangements-Intercountry Adoption) Regulations 1998.
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.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said the Federal Government was "putting Australian values at the heart of citizenship processes and requirements". "Membership of the Australian family is a privilege and should be afforded to those who support our values, respect our laws and want to work hard by integrating and contributing to an even better Australia," Mr Turnbull said.
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Australia says it will reveal new laws stripping citizenship from dual nationals engaged in terrorism. The government said it wanted to ensure that militants with dual nationality who were fighting overseas could not return to Australia. The laws would also strip citizenship from dual nationals who engaged in terrorism inside Australia.
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 ...
Turnbull government to overhaul citizenship test, ... be on your way to passing the Australian citizenship ... are proscribed by Australia’s criminal law. ...
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.
There is a risk that if Australian citizenship is too hard to attain, it will create a two-tier system of permanent residency.