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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

Australian High Court rules that dual citizens are ineligible to sit in Parliament

A second Australian senator resigns because of dual citizenship

Australian senator resigns due to dual citizenship