Title holder of Australian citizenship

Sophia Wrightman made this Freedom of Information request to Minister for Home Affairs

Minister for Home Affairs did not have the information requested.

From: Sophia Wrightman

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Dear Minister for Immigration and Citizenship,

For the purposes of the FOI Act I am seeking documentation that specifies who the primary title holder of Australian citizenship is.

Given the Minister is authorised to grant and revoke Australian citizenship, I am seeking records that establish whether or not the Commonwealth of Australia is primary title holder of Australian citizenship.

If no such records are held by your office, please let me know where I might obtain these and from whom via the FOI Act.

Yours faithfully,

Sophia Wrightman

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Locutus Sum left an annotation ()

For the reasons explained in another annotation (https://www.righttoknow.org.au/request/w... this request must be rejected for one or the other of the following reasons: invalid as a request under s 15 (http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/cth/c... alternatively, s 24A (http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/cth/c....

This request starts from an assumption that is not logically connected with the relevant law, for the same reasons as explained in the other annotation (https://www.righttoknow.org.au/request/w.... "Title holder" and "citizenship" are not related concepts in Australian law; the question regarding who "the primary title holder of Australian citizenship is" is not a meaningful question. Citizenship is governed by the power of the Commonwealth under section 51(xix) of the Constitution (http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/cth/c... and by the Australian Citizenship Act 2007 (http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/cth/c....

The suggestions in the other annotation of how properly to understand the law, how to use the FOI Act and Right to Know, and how to make a valid request, here also they are true.

It can be helpful to read the law and also it can be helpful to understand the foundation of the law generally in Australia. Many useful books are in public libraries. I have given suggestions in other annotations.

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Sophia Wrightman left an annotation ()

As to a meaningful connection between a title and citizenship, you could answer these questions, as a way to help you understand the connection (mentioned here: https://www.righttoknow.org.au/request/w...

- do people possess citizenship?
(Y / N)
- are some people entitled to hold citizenship?
(Y / N)
- if you are entitled to and are given citizenship, do you not hold the title of citizenship?
(Y / N)
- Is the title holder not necessarily the owner of something?
(Y / N)

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Our references: FA 14/02/00263; ADF2014/00263

 

Dear Sophia Wrightman

 

I refer to your FOI request received on 29 January 2014, seeking access
to the following:

 

For the purposes of the FOI Act I am seeking documentation that specifies
who the primary title holder of Australian citizenship is.

 

Given the Minister is authorised to grant and revoke Australian
citizenship, I am seeking records that establish whether or not the
Commonwealth of Australia is primary title holder of Australian
citizenship.

 

I have made a final decision on this request.

 

Please see attached my signed Decision Letter.

 

This request has now been closed.

 

Regards

Janelle

 

__________________________________

Janelle Raineri

Authorised FOI Decision Maker

A/g Assistant Director

FOI & Privacy Policy Section
Department of Immigration and Border Protection

Email: [1][Minister for Immigration and Citizenship request email]

 

 

 

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