The benefits of Australian Citizenship
Hundreds of people, who have migrated from various countries, become Australian Citizens on Australia Day. So, what's the advantage?
As an Australian citizen, you can vote in any election: federal, state or territory elections, municipal, and in a referendum.
It’s compulsory in Australia for citizens over 18 to vote. You can get a fine of up to $180 if you don’t show up to vote on polling day.
2. You can be a politician
All Australian citizens over 18 have the right to stand for election as a local councillor, or as a state or federal MP or senator. To become a member of the Federal Parliament though, you must not hold a dual citizenship, unless you can prove that you have made all effort to have your other citizenship revoked.
3. Preference for jobs in the federal government
Applying for work in the Australian Defence Force or Australian Public Service. Most of these jobs require you to be an Australian citizen.
4. Avoiding deportation and re-entering Australia freely
As an Australian citizen, you can stay outside Australia as long as you want. You do not need to apply for any visa to re-enter Australia. Also, you cannot be deported for crimes committed after becoming a citizen.
5. Applying for a passport
As an Australian citizen, you are entitled to an Australian passport, which might be easier to travel with. An Australian passport can get you into 157 countries without a visa, putting it right near the top of the list of the best passports to travel on.
Immigration advice and assistance
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