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Country Profiles


Country Reports PDF

Report on Citizenship Law[pdf] by Thwaites, Rayner

Published: May 2017

Report on Electoral Rights[pdf] by Orr, Graeme

Published: March 2017

Country expert(s)

Orr, Graeme

Thwaites, Rayner

Current citizenship law

Australia Citizenship Act 2007 as last amended by the Amending Act No 166 of 2015 LANGUAGE: uk

Chronological table

Chronology of legislation


Translations and a brief discussion of the use of the terms "citizenship" and "nationality" in legal documents and political debates

International Law

Treaties and conventions signed, ratified and reservations

Domestic case law Australia domestic case law
International case law Australia International case law
Citizenship News

Australia plans to amend its citizenship law

More applicants failing Australia's citizenship test

Australia: PM proposes revocation of citizenship for dual nationals involved in terrorism