Citizenship

Report

4 Dec 2017

This report examines the conduct of the Federal Communications Minister, Mitch Fifield, and whether he conformed to the Principles of the Ministerial Code of Conduct, in relation to his knowledge of former Senator, Stephen Parry's dual-citizenship status.

Commentary

17 Nov 2017

It is time to accept that Section 44 of the Australian Constitution is irretrievably broken. In its current form, it is creating chaos that is consuming our politicians, argues Joe McIntyre.

Commentary

13 Nov 2017

The dual citizenship story is far from over — and perhaps it was Barnaby Joyce who hit the nail on the head.

Journal article

13 Nov 2017

This article considers the case for a national strategy for civics and citizenship education in New Zealand and potential next steps for achieving this.

Commentary

3 Nov 2017

Instead of telling the Senate President, Stephen Parry, that he should be transparent, for the sake of the integrity of both the government and the parliament, senior Turnbull Government members allegedly encouraged him to 'wait and see.' This can only reinforce the Australian public’s deep...

Report

5 Sep 2017

This bill seeks to make changes to the Australian Citizenship Act 2007 (Citizenship Act) and the Migration Act 1958 (Migration Act), proposing to introduce additional requirements for people seeking to obtain citizenship by conferral.

Briefing paper

1 Sep 2017

This 'Bills Digest' looks at the Turnbull Government’s announcement on 20 April 2017, regarding a series of changes to citizenship policy with the intention to ‘strengthen citizenship’.

Commentary

30 Aug 2017

George Williams is Dean of Law at the University of New South Wales. This is the full text of his address to the National Press Club on 30 August 2017.

Commentary

22 Aug 2017

The citizenship debacle engulfing the Nationals, and in turn the Coalition government, has as much to do with trust and integrity as it does with the constitution. Being consistent is important in business and in government.

Commentary

Article

18 Aug 2017

The relevance of Section 44 of the Australian Constitution has again been questioned. Despite the Prime Minister’s constitutionally inappropriate foretelling of the outcome, the High Court’s decision is far from predictable.

Commentary

16 Jun 2017

The government’s toughening of citizenship rules would worsen the problems it seeks to tackle, argues Peter Mares.

Journal article

15 Apr 2017

A growing body of research quantifies the recent impact of fiscal consolidation and public service reform in liberal welfare regimes. However, less is known about how this is affecting the common terms upon which citizenship status is granted and experienced. With this in mind, this...

Chapter

13 Feb 2017

This chapter reports on an inquiry that investigated the current impact and how to increase the impact of an active citizenship education program that contains key elements of education for sustainability: imagining a better future, systemic thinking, critical thinking and reflection, participation in decision-making, and...

Journal article

27 Nov 2016

Since 2008, mature welfare states have, to varying degrees, pursued a strategy of welfare reform that has reconfigured the dominant praxis of social citizenship. Drawing on qualitative data from two studies, this paper explores what bearing this has had on the political subjectivity of welfare...

Journal article

9 Aug 2016

This article provides an historical context for recent calls for citizenship education across the NZ political spectrum, and examines the different versions of citizenship education which have emerged over time. Considers what form of citizenship education could lead to informed, active and critical citizens, and...

Research report

29 Jun 2016

Immigration almost ceased during the war, but parliamentarians debated about how to increase population without changing the White Australia policy or compromising working pay and conditions.

The group of immigrants deemed ‘undesirable’ expanded to include people of enemy origin, southern and eastern Europeans, and...

Commentary

Article

21 Apr 2016

A shadowy entity is deciding the fate of Australian citizenship, while NSW lawmakers want the power to punish those found not guilty of crimes. The erosion of our rights is continuing, just without the fanfare, writes Michael Bradley.

Journal article

15 Apr 2016

The Autumn edition of new paradigm : the Australian Journal on Psychosocial Rehabilitation explores the key themes of the VICSERV Towards Recovery Conference: Hope, Innovation, Co-Design . This extract from new paradigm explores these themes in relation to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)....

Research report

5 Apr 2016

The Institute for Governance and Policy Studies (IGPS) has commissioned this survey to generate a snapshot of the current state of play and, more importantly, to kickstart a much needed conversation.

Our ndings suggest that there are serious concerns with levels of public trust...

Journal article

5 Feb 2016

In their article, Elise Klein, Michael Jones and Eddie Cubillo consider Don Weatherburn’s claim that Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander Legal Services (ATSILS) have a limited role in reducing Indigenous incarceration. They argue that Weatherburn understates the role of ATSILS. They make their argument in three...