RCOA Report: Delays in Citizenship Applications for Permanent Refugee Visa Holders

Delays in Citizenship Applications for Permanent Refugee Visa Holders

Refugee Council of Australia Report – October 2015

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Extract:

RCOA has also heard of circumstances where the Minister of Immigration and Border Protection has failed in his obligation to grant stateless children born in Australia citizenship, as required to under 21(8) of the Australian Citizenship Act 2007. While the Act requires the Minister to confer citizenship, the current Minister and his predecessor have failed to respond to the applications and this also breaches the Minister’s responsibilities regarding making a decision under the Act.

RCOA believes these delays are unreasonable, discriminatory and unfair, and calls on the Minister for Immigration to resolve this issue for the hundreds of people affected by these delays.

Read the full report here