Submissions to government inquiries

Citizenship inquiry hearing
Oz Kiwi has made a number of submissions to government inquiries over the last few years. (Photo: Australian Parliament website)

Oz Kiwi has made a number of submissions to government inquiries in the last five years, on a range of policy issues. Most have been in response to proposed legislation that would impact on New Zealanders living in Australia.

  • Domestic violence in Australia (2014))
  • Citizenship Amendment Bill (2017) inquiry – June 2017
  • Citizenship Amendment Bill (2018) inquiry – February 2018
  • Review of the processes associated with visa cancellation – March 2018
  • Review of the Farm Household Allowance – October 2018

Oz Kiwi would like to offer special thanks to Senator Nick McKim (Greens, TAS) for invitations to make submissions to Senate inquiries, and to appear as witnesses at public hearings.

Domestic violence in Australia

On 26 June 2014, the matter of Domestic violence in Australia was referred to the Senate Standing Committees on Finance and Public Administration Committee for inquiry and report by 27 October 2014. The Senate granted several extensions of time for reporting, with submissions finally closing on 20 August 2015.

Submission

The Senate Standing Committees on Finance and Public Administration Committee published Oz Kiwi’s submission.

Select the Submission Number radio button, go to page 3, and scroll down to Submission 43 Oz Kiwi PDF on the Submissions received by the Committee page.

Report

The Senate Standing Committees on Finance and Public Administration report into Domestic violence in Australia was released on 20 August 2015.

Citizenship Legislation Amendment Bill (2017)

Peter Dutton MP tabled the Citizenship Amendment Bill (2017) in the House of Representatives in June 2017. The Bill went to a second reading before being referred to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Senate Committee for inquiry.

Submission

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection (now Home Affairs) publsihed Oz Kiwi’s submission.

Public hearing

Oz Kiwi appeared as witnesses at a public hearing before the Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs in August 2017.

Report

The Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs Citizenship Amendment Bill (2017) report was released in September 2017.

Citizenship Legislation Amendment Bill (2018) Inquiry

Senator Pauline Hanson tabled the Citizenship Amendment Bill (2018) in the Senate in February 2018. The Bill went to a second reading before being referred to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Senate Committee for inquiry.

Submission

Respondents could complete an online survey, or a written submission. Oz Kiwi’s submission was one of 110 submissions published by the Senate Committee.

Select the Submission Number radio button and scroll down to Submission 19 Oz Kiwi PDF on the Submissions received by the Committee page.

Report

The Legal and Constitutional Affairs Senate Committee released the Citizenship Amendment Bill (2018) report on 15 March 2019.

Review of visa cancellation processes

Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton asked the Joint Standing Committee on Migration to review the processes associated with visa cancellations in March 2018.

Submission

The Joint Standing Committee on Migration published Oz Kiwi’s a submission.

Public hearing

Oz Kiwi appeared as witnesses at a public hearing before the Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs on 24 July 2018.

Report

The Joint Standing Committee on Migration report on visa cancellation processes was released on 21 February 2019. Testimonies by Oz Kiwi and the New Zealand High Commission to Australia feature strongly in the report.

Farm Household Allowance review

The Farm Household Allowance (FHA) was introduced in 2014 to provide help for farmers facing hardship. A review of the FHA was announced in October 2018.

Submission

Oz Kiwi made a submission to the Farm Household Allowance review on 2 November 2018. Submissions have not been made public.

Recommendations

The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources Farm Household Allowance Review panel will make recommendations to Government in the first half of 2019.

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