‘An Australian passport is NOT evidence of a person’s citizenship’

‘An Australian passport is not evidence of a person’s citizenship,” said the department, which noted passports were issued to non-citizens prior to a law change in 2005’

‘Edward McHugh has lived in Australia for more than 40 years but now faces deportation after a recent conviction, despite owning an Australian passport’.

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Sergio Zanotti Stagliorio is a Registered Migration Agent (MARN 1461003). He is the owner of Target Migration in Sydney. He can be reached at sergio@targetmigration.com.au

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