Australian Citizenship Amendment (Allegiance to Australia) Bill

Labor has been advised the Turnbull Government is seeking to vary amendments to the Australian Citizenship Amendment (Allegiance to Australia) Bill 2015.

THE HON RICHARD MARLES MP

SHADOW MINISTER FOR IMMIGRATION AND BORDER PROTECTION
MEMBER FOR CORIO

THE HON MARK DREYFUS QC
SHADOW ATTORNEY GENERAL
MEMBER FOR ISAACS



AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP AMENDMENT (ALLEGIANCE TO AUSTRALIA) BILL

  

Labor has been advised the Turnbull Government is seeking to vary amendments to the Australian Citizenship Amendment (Allegiance to Australia) Bill 2015.

 

Labor is seeking additional information from the Government on the impact of these variations and will work through the proposed variations in a considered manner.

 

In May, when the former Abbott Government announced its intention to amend the Citizenship Act, Labor stated it would be open to a sensible update of the Act to take into account the new threat posed by terrorist organisations like Daesh.

 

Labor has consistently demonstrated a willingness work with the Government on appropriate legislation that keeps Australians safe.

 

The amended legislation will be considered by Labor through a proper process.

 

THURSDAY, 26 NOVEMBER 2015