Strengthening the citizenship loss provisions

Australian Citizenship Amendment (Strengthening the Citizenship Loss Provisions) Bill 2018

The Australian Citizenship Amendment (Strengthening the Citizenship Loss Provisions) Bill 2018 was introduced and read a first time in the House of Representatives on 28 November 2018. The explanatory memorandum includes the following passages:

the provisions of the Bill:

* remove the requirement that a person be sentenced to 6 or more years of imprisonment, if convicted of a terrorism offence; and

* adjust the threshold for determining dual citizenship, from the current requirement that the person is a national or citizen of a country other than Australia at the time when the Minister makes the determination that a person ceases to be an Australian citizen, and replace it with a requirement that the Minister is satisfied the person will not become a person who is not a national or citizen of any country.


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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

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