On The Monthly blog this week, PLPRU Director, Alex Reilly, explains some of the proposed changes to citizenship as a consequence of the Australian Citizenship and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2014.
The following is the opening paragraph of Alex’s blog post:
When the Abbott government changed the “Department of Immigration and Citizenship” to “the Department of Immigration and Border Protection” immediately after last year’s election, it signalled a change not only to the regulation of pathways into Australia, but more fundamentally to what it means to be Australian at all. In previous incarnations of the department’s name, “Citizenship”, and before that “Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs”, indicated that the department was concerned with the core characteristics of membership and belonging in the community and not solely with keeping out strangers. …
Click here to read the full blog post on The Monthly.