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SR 1980 No. 278 Regulations as made
Principal Regulations
Administered by: Foreign Affairs and Trade
General Comments: This instrument was backcaptured in accordance with Section 36 of the Legislative Instruments Act 2003
Registered 01 Jan 2005
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR25-Nov-1980
Tabled Senate25-Nov-1980
Gazetted 25 Sep 1980
Date of repeal 01 Apr 2018
Repealed by Sunsetting

Statutory Rules

1980 No. 278

REGULATIONS UNDER THE PAPUA NEW GUINEA INDEPENDENCE ACT 19751

I, THE GOVERNOR-GENERAL of the Commonwealth of Australia, acting with the advice of the Federal Executive Council, hereby make the following Regulations under the Papua New Guinea Independence Act 1975.

          Dated this seventeenth day of September 1980.

            ZELMAN COWEN

            Governor-General

          By His Excellency’s Command,

 

MICHAEL MACKELLAR

Minister of State for Health

for and on behalf of the

Minister of State for Foreign Affairs

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PAPUA NEW GUINEA INDEPENDENCE (AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP OF YOUNG PERSONS) REGULATIONS

Citation

          1.   These Regulations may be cited as the Papua New Guinea Independence (Australian Citizenship of Young Persons) Regulations.

Re-acquistion of Australian citizenship lost by certain persons on Independence Day

          2.   A person who on Independence Day—

         (a)   was under 19 years of age;

         (b)   was not for the purposes of section 64 of the Constitution of the Independent State of Papua New Guinea a person who was never granted a right (whether revocable or not) to permanent residence in Australia; and

         (c)   ceased to be an Australian citizen,

shall be deemed to have re-acquired his Australian citizenship on that day.

Loss of Australian citizenship re-acquired under regulation 2

          3.   On renouncing Australian citizenship and making the Declaration of Loyalty in accordance with the Constitution of the Independent State of Papua New Guinea, a person referred to in regulation 2 ceases to be an Australian citizen.

NOTE

1.  Notified in the Commonwealth of Australia Gazette on 25 September 1980.