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Mate! Citizens, aliens and 'real Australians': the High Court and the case of Amos Ame

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Dual citizenship Citizenship Constitutional law High Court Courts Australia
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In Ame's Case the High Court said that a Papuan man who was an Australian citizen by birth was not a 'real Australian' and could be treated as an 'alien' under the Australian constitution, including for the purpose of taking his citizenship away. The case indicates that citizenship in itself does not confer full membership of the Australian community, writes Peter Prince, raising questions about the legal position of the many dual nationals in this country.

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