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Citizenship and migration law 406 (6 points)


Leader: Associate Professor Susan Kneebone

Clayton Second semester 2004 (Day)

Synopsis: The constitutional underpinning and legal framework governing citizenship and immigration in Australia. The development of current policies in an historical, social, cultural, international and economic context. The change in legislative policy under the Migration Act 1958 (Cth) from discretionary to codified decision-making. The legislative and administrative scheme for migration visa decisions including merits and judicial review. The notion of citizenship under the Citizenship Act and the consequences of lack of citizenship in relation to detention, removal and deportation. The role/effect of multiculturalism is considered and evaluated in relation to policies and procedures.

Assessment: Final examination (2 hours) involving problems based on the Migration Act and Citizenship Act and related legislation: 70% + Journal report (2000 words) arising from the placement programme: 30%

Corequisites: LAW3100 or LAW3200

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