Current Review

INSLM Review of the terrorism-related citizenship loss provisions in the Australian Citizenship Act 2007.  

The Attorney-General the Hon Christian Porter MP, has referred for my review the operation, effectiveness and implications of the terrorism-related citizenship loss provisions in the Australian Citizenship Act 2007.

The referral concerns sections 33AA (‘renunciation by conduct’), 35 (‘service outside Australia in armed forces of an enemy country or a declared terrorist organisation’) 35A (‘conviction for terrorism offences and certain other offences’) and 35AA (‘declared terrorism organisation’) of the Australian Citizenship Act 2007. The Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security is to undertake and report on its own review of these provisions by 1 December 2019.  The INSLM is requested to report by 15 August 2019 so that the report is available in time to assist the work of the PJCIS.  The INSLM has the benefit of previous reports by the First INSLM and the PJCIS on these topics.  Work on this review has now commenced.

Submissions

The INSLM will invite submissions from interested persons and organisations closer to the hearing. 

Public hearing

A Public hearing will be held in June 2019. Details will be posted here closer to the date.