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AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP ACT 2007 - SECT 4

Australian citizen

             (1)  For the purposes of this Act, Australian citizen means a person who:

                     (a)  is an Australian citizen under Division 1 or 2 of Part 2; or

                     (b)  satisfies both of the following:

                              (i)  the person was an Australian citizen under the Australian Citizenship Act 1948 immediately before the commencement day;

                             (ii)  the person has not ceased to be an Australian citizen under this Act.

Citizenship under the old Act

             (2)  If, under this Act, it is necessary to work out if a person was an Australian citizen at a time before the commencement day, work that out under the Australian Citizenship Act 1948 as in force at that time.



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