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Title

  • Australian Citizenship Amendment (Citizenship Test Review and Other Measures) Bill 2009 Consideration in Detail
  • Australian Citizenship Amendment (Citizenship Test Review and Other Measures) Bill 2009 - Consideration in Detail - Agree with the bill

Description

  • <p pwmotiontext="moved">That the bill be agreed to.</p>
  • The majority voted in favour of the bill. In parliamentary jargon, they agreed to the bill in detail. Now they just need to vote on whether they agree with the final wording of the bill (known as reading the bill for a [third time](https://www.peo.gov.au/learning/fact-sheets/making-a-law.html)).
  • ### What does the bill do?
  • This bill was introduced to, for example:
  • * make it easier for persons who have a physical or mental incapacity as a result of suffering torture or trauma before coming to Australia to be eligible to apply for citizenship;
  • * allow prospective applicants for citizenship by conferral to sit the citizenship test at the same time as making the application; and
  • * tighten the eligibility provisions for persons under 18 years of age by requiring that they be permanent residents; and
  • * introduce a reduced period of residency for Australian citizenship for people in special circumstances.
  • Read more in the [bills digest](https://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/bd/bd0910/10bd020).