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AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP ACT 2007 - SECT 9

Confinement in prison or psychiatric institution

Confinement in prison

             (1)  For the purposes of this Act, the period during which a person is confined to a prison includes a period:

                     (a)  during which the person is an escapee from the prison; or

                     (b)  during which the person is undergoing a sentence of periodic detention in the prison.

             (2)  For the purposes of this Act, the period during which a person is confined to a prison does not include a period during which the person has been so confined by reason only of the person serving a sentence relating to a conviction that is later quashed.

Confinement in psychiatric institution

             (3)  For the purposes of this Act, the period during which a person is confined in a psychiatric institution by order of a court includes a period during which the person is an escapee from the institution.



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