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Conceptualising Australian Citizenship for Children: A Human Rights Perspective

Rubenstein, Kim; Field, Jacqueline


Australia's first National Children's Commissioner was appointed in 2013. One of the Commissioner's key functions is to examine whether Commonwealth legislation recognises and protects the human rights of children in Australia. A fundamental starting point for this examination is Australia's citizenship law. Australian citizenship is governed by the Australian Citizenship Act 2007 (Cth) ('Act'). In this article, we highlight two key issues for the Commissioner in examining the Act. First,...[Show more]

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Date published: 2013
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian International Law Journal


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