The Australian Government welcomes the report of the PJCIS on the Australian Citizenship Amendment (Allegiance to Australia) Bill 2015.
It also thanks the Committee Chair, Dan Tehan MP, and his Deputy, Anthony Byrne MP, for their work and detailed consideration of this important legislation.
The Government will carefully consider the committee’s recommendations and respond promptly.
This legislation underlines the Government’s determination to do all it can to prevent radicalised and dangerous people from doing harm in our communities.
It provides a vital extra tool to protect Australians from terrorism and will support the security and safety of the Australian public.
The safety of Australians is the Government’s highest priority.
The Government acknowledges the bipartisan outcome from the committee and hopes to move forward with the legislation in the current session of Parliament.