Re Roberts [2017] HCA 39: High Court Rules on Dual Citizenship

On Friday the 22 September 2017, the High Court handed down its judgment of Re Roberts [2017] HCA 39. Sitting as the Court of Disputed Returns in Brisbane, Justice Keane held that at the time of the Federal election in 2016, Senator Malcolm Roberts of the One Nation Party, was a joint citizen with the United Kingdom (27 September 2017).  More...

Australian Citizenship (Permanent Resident Status)  
IMMI 17/108 – 27/09/2017 - This instrument determines that certain New Zealand citizens, being those who hold or have held a special category visa at a specified period and who satisfy specified requirements or who hold certain purpose visas, on the basis of being an airline crew member or airline positioning crew members ordinarily resident in Australia, are considered to be permanent residents for the purpose of Australian citizens. The instrument also determines that certain persons present in Norfolk Island or the Territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands, who satisfy specified requirements, are permanent residents for the purpose of the Australian Citizenship Act 2007.  More...


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