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AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP ACT 2007 - SECT 51C

Briefing of Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security

             (1)  The Minister must, in writing, inform the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security as soon as practicable if any of the following events occurs:

                     (a)  the Minister gives a person a notice under paragraph 36F(1)(a) (notice of citizenship cessation);

                     (b)  the Minister makes a determination under subsection 36G(1) (that notice of citizenship cessation should not be given);

                     (c)  the Minister gives a person notice, under subsection 36H(4) or 36J(3), that the Minister has decided to revoke a determination made under subsection 36B(1) or 36D(1).

             (3)  Before the later of:

                     (a)  the end of 20 sittings days of the House of Representatives after the occurrence of the event; and

                     (b)  the end of 20 sittings days of the Senate after the occurrence of the event;

the Minister must, if requested to do so by the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security, arrange for the Committee to be briefed on the event.

             (4)  The briefing may be done orally or in writing.

             (5)  The briefing must include details of the matters that are the basis for the notice, determination or revocation.



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