Australian Citizenship Law in Context

Posted: 28 May 2002


Australian Citizenship Law in Context by Kim Rubenstein is a new book published in May 2002 by Lawbook Company. Citizenship is the pivotal legal status in any nation-state. For Australia, the democratic, social and political framework, and its identity as a nation, is shaped by the notion of citizenship. Australian Citizenship Law in Context sheds light on citizenship law and practice in the broader context. It also provides the most up-to-date analysis available of the Australian Citizenship Act 1948 and its future direction, plus the first comprehensive listing and analysis of legislation that discriminates upon the basis of citizenship and residence.

The book covers issues of citizenship law, migration law and constitutional and administrative law, and is also a valuable resource for any discipline interested in citizenship. Contents. Preface. Table of Contents. Table of Cases. Table of Statutes. Chapter 1: Citizenship in Australia: An overview. Chapter 2: Australian Citizenship in the 1890s and the Australasian Federal Convention Debates. Chapter 3: Australian "Subjecthood" before Australian Citizenship 1901-1949. Chapter 4: The Australian Citizenship Act 1948. Chapter 5: The Legislative Consequences of Citizenship. Chapter 6: The High Court and Citizenship and Membership. Chapter 7: The Future of Australian Citizenship Law. Index

Keywords: Administrative Law, Jurisprudence and Legal Philosophy, Constitutional Law, Discrimination, Law and Justice, Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Law, International Law and Trade, Law and Humanities/Legal History

JEL Classification: K19

Suggested Citation

Rubenstein, Kim, Australian Citizenship Law in Context. Available at SSRN:

Kim Rubenstein (Contact Author)

ANU College of Law ( email )

Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 0200

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