Debate on the Australian Citizenship Amendment (Allegiance
to Australia) Bill 2015 will resume next week.
The Solicitor General has provided the Government with
further advice and the Government will
add a further amendment to those already recommended by the Parliamentary Joint
Committee on Intelligence and Security to deal with the Solicitor-General’s
The Government has informed the Chair and Deputy Chair of
the PJCIS and the Opposition of this further technical amendment to the Bill.
The Opposition has asked that it have time to consider this
amendment through its party processes and the Government has agreed to defer
debate until next week.
The Government expects the Bill to be passed into law by
both Houses of the Parliament before the end of the next sitting week.