Australian Border Force Amendment (Protected Information) Bill 2017

Registered 09 August 2017 Introduced HR 09 August 2017 - The Australian Border Force Amendment (Protected Information) Bill 2017 (the Bill) amends the Australian Border Force Act 2015 (the ABF Act) to: 1) repeal the definition of protected information in subsection 4(1) of the ABF Act, that includes any information obtained in a person’s capacity as an entrusted person, and substitute a definition of Immigration and Border Protection information, so that only specific kinds of information are covered by the secrecy and disclosure provisions in Part 6 of the ABF Act.

Australian Citizenship Legislation Amendment (Strengthening the Requirements for Australian Citizenship and Other Measures) Bill 2017

Amends the: Australian Citizenship Act 2007 in relation to: strengthened citizenship requirements, including in relation to permanent residency and English language proficiency; the definition of ‘spouse’ and ‘de facto partner’; citizenship by adoption; automatic acquisition of citizenship; citizenship by conferral; residence requirements for citizenship; good character requirements; bar on approval for citizenship where there are related criminal offences; offence provisions; mandatory and discretionary cancellation of approval of citizenship; ministerial discretion to delay the making of the pledge of allegiance; increase in the maximum period of deferral for making the pledge of allegiance; revocation of citizenship by descent, conferral or under intercountry adoption arrangements; ministerial power to make legislative instruments; use and disclosure of personal information; and consequential amendments; and Migration Act 1958 to enable the use and disclosure of personal citizenship information. House of Representatives Second reading debate 09 August 2017; Second reading debate 10 August 2017.