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National consultations – Australian Citizenship – your right, your responsibility


On 26 May 2015, the Prime Minister, the Hon Tony Abbott MP, announced new measures to strengthen Australian citizenship, including a National Consultation on citizenship, led by Senator the Hon Concetta Fierravanti-Wells, Parliamentary Secretary to the Attorney-General and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Social Services and The Hon. Philip Ruddock MP, Special Envoy for Citizenship and Community Engagement, to:

  • improve the understanding of the privileges and responsibilities of Australian citizenship
  • examine ways to better promote this understanding
  • seek the public’s view on further possible measures.

Discussion paper Australian Citizenship — Your right, your responsibility

Invitation to attend a public meeting

To obtain a broad range of views on these important issues, you are invited to attend a public meeting at one of the following locations (seating is limited):

New South Wales

Monday 24 August 2015 – 12pm to 2pm
Hurstville Entertainment Centre
16 MacMahon Street, Sydney
Registration desk opens from 11am.


Tuesday 25 August 2015 – 2pm to 4pm
Multicultural Community Centre
23 Foster St Newmarket
Registration desk opens from 1pm.


Wednesday 26 August 2015 – 2pm to 4pm
City of Casey Main Office, Council Chamber
Magid Drive, Narre Warren
Registration Desk Opens from 1pm.

Northern Territory

Monday 31 August 2015 – 2pm to 4pm
Museum and Art Gallery of Northern Territory
19 Conacher Street, The Gardens, Darwin
Registration desk opens from 1pm.

South Australia

Tuesday 1 September – 11am to 1pm
Thebarton Community Centre
Corner of South Road and Ashwin Parade Torrensville
Registration desk opens from 10am.

Western Australia

Wednesday 2 September – 5pm to 7pm
Girrawheen Senior High School
39 Calvert Way, Girrawheen, Perth
Registration desk opens from 4pm.


Friday 4 September 2015 – 10am to 12pm
Brighton Civic Centre
25 Green Point Road Bridgewater
Registration desk opens from 9am.

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