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Moira Coombs

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Australian Research Council Amendment Bill 2011

This digest examines the Australian Research Council Amendment Bill 2011. This Bill applies indexation to the current funding caps for the financial years commencing 2011 to 2013. The Bill also creates an additional funding cap for the financial year commencing 2014. The Australian Research Council...
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Australian citizenship: a chronology of major developments in policy and law

This background note focuses on citizenship within the context of Commonwealth legislation and does not attempt an analysis of the meaning of Australian citizenship or different theories of citizenship. Image: billh18 / Flickr
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Australian citizenship: a chronology of major developments in policy and law

This Background Note focuses on citizenship within the context of Commonwealth legislation and does not attempt an analysis of the meaning of Australian citizenship or different theories of citizenship.
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Anti-Terrorism Bill (No 2) 2005

This updated Parliamentary Library Bills Digest summarises the main provisions of the government’s legislation and point to a number of concerns about the content of the bill.
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Excising Australia: Are we really shrinking?

On 22 July 2005, the Migration Amendment Regulations 2005 came into force, prescribing a number of islands as 'excised offshore places'. Moira Coombs describes the excision process and its legal implications, and provides a map showing excised areas and a chronology of related events.