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A Bill for an Act to amend the Australian Citizenship Act 1948
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Introduced HR 24 Jun 2002

Australian Citizenship for Eligible De facto Spouses Bill 2002
First Reading

2002

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

Presented and read a first time

Australian Citizenship for Eligible De facto Spouses Bill 2002

(Ms Plibersek)

A Bill for an Act to amend the Australian Citizenship Act 1948

Contents

1 Short title       1

2 Commencement       1

3 Schedule       2

Schedule 1--Amendments       3

Australian Citizenship Act 1948       3

A Bill for an Act to amend the Australian Citizenship Act 1948

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1 Short title
        This Act may be cited as the Australian Citizenship for Eligible De facto Spouses Act 2002.

2 Commencement
        This Act commences on the day on which it receives the Royal Assent.

3 Schedule
        Each Act that is specified in a Schedule to this Act is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this Act has effect according to its terms.

Schedule 1--Amendments
Australian Citizenship Act 1948

1 Paragraph 13(9)(c)

After "spouse", insert ", de facto spouse".

2 Paragraph 13(9)(d)

After "spouse", insert "or de facto spouse".

3 After subsection 13(9A)

Insert:

       (9B) For the purposes of subsection (9):

de facto spouse, in relation to a person, means a person who, whether or not of the same gender as the person, lives with the person and they have a mutual commitment to a shared life to the exclusion of all others.

4 Subsection 15(3)

After "spouse", insert "or de facto spouse".

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