Citizenship Amendment Bill – Status Update

Proposed citizenship changes

Update

16 August 2017.

The Citizenship Amendment Bill passed the House of Representatives on 14 August 2017. View a list of MPs and how they voted.

The Bill will was referred to the Senate for consideration and read for the first time in the Senate on 15 August 2017.

We will keep supporters informed of the outcome.


The Citizenship Amendment Bill was first tabled in the Lower House on 15 June 2017.

The Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee are conducting an inquiry into the Citizenship Amendment Bill with a report due on 4 September 2017.

The earliest the Senate can either block it or pass it, in late September or sometime in October 2017. In our view it’s more likely to be November 2017 given the process, or longer if the Minister wishes to drag it out.

We do not have any other information about the Citizenship Amendment Bill at this stage.

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