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Booklet - Human Rights Commission, 'The Australian Citizenship Act 1948', 1982 Document Reg. No: HT 9140

Blue-covered booklet entitled 'The Australian Citizenship Act 1948', published in 1982. The booklet is a review by the Human Rights Commission of the 1948 Australian Citizenship Act, per the Human Rights Commission Act 1981. Reporting on human rights aspects of the Citizenship Act, it was prepared in response to proposed government amendments to the Act. Key areas of concern include: definition and use of term 'alien'; citizenship application requirements; loss of citizenship; oath/affirmation of allegiance renunciation; discrimination via preferential treatment on basis of national origin, sex or marital status. It lists recommendations for change.

Appendices include relevant sections of the Australian Citizenship Act 1948; Racial Discrimination Act 1975; Migration Act 1958; and various international covenants.
10 pp plus cover, staple-bound, blue cover with Commonwealth of Australia crest and Australian flag at masthead; white title text.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Ms Helen Sartinas - Museum Victoria Immigration Museum, 2005
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 24.80 cm (Height), 17.50 cm (Width)

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Tagged with: australian citizenship act, discrimination, immigration, immigration debates, immigration policies, multiculturalism, racial discrimination act, racism, refugees, white australia policy, making history - white australia
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Naturalisation & Citizenship
Tertiary Classification: legislation
Inscriptions: Text, front cover: 'HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION / The Australian / Citizenship Act 1948'.

Author: Human Rights Commission, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1982
Publisher: Australian Government Publishing Service (AGPS), Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia, 1982

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