Australia – Citizenship Amendment (Allegiance to Australia ) Bill 2015

The Australian Citizenship Amendment (Allegiance to Australia) Bill 2015 was passed by Parliament on 3 December 2015.

Australian citizens aged 14 and over can have their Australian citizenship revoked if they are also a citizen or national of another country and participate in specific activities, such as:

  • for serious crimes under the Criminal Code resulting in imprisonment for six years or six years cumulatively
  • and demonstrated the repudiation of allegiance to Australia
  • engaging in international terrorist activities using explosive or lethal devices;
  • engaging in a terrorist act;
  • providing or receiving training connected with preparation for, engagement in, or assistance in a terrorist act;
  • directing, recruiting or financing terrorism or the activities of a terrorist organisation;
  • engaging in foreign incursions and recruitment

Stuart Beaty

Celsium, Birmingham, UK