Australian citizens born in Papua and New Guinea pre 1975 independence

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To lobby government to consider the thousands of people born in Papua and New Guinea (PNG) before 1975 who have been affected by the legislative changes which have led to government policy and procedural practices that are discriminatory, unconstitutional and causing undue hardship, stress and trauma.

Australian citizens born in Papua and New Guinea ask the Australian government to recognise that many citizens have been such before or after PNG independence in 1975 and lived full lives in Australia.

Australian citizens born in Papua and New Guinea ask the Australian government to abide by the UN Convention against statelessness which they ratified in 1954 and 1961.

Australian citizens born in Papua and New Guinea ask the Australian government to recognise that the PNG Constitution s70 (e), (f), (g) Loss of Citizenship overrides s65(1) Automatic Citizenship and they should refrain from making citizens “stateless” and blaming the PNG Constitution.

Australian citizens born in Papua and New Guinea ask the Australian government to recognise their rights and to stop the discrimination by reinstating our citizenship status without a price and back-dated retrospectively.

Australian citizens born in Papua and New Guinea ask the Australian government to release citizens who are being held in detention centres around the country to their families for they have already served their time for crimes committed.

Australian citizens born in Papua and New Guinea ask the Australian government to allow the return of citizens banished to PNG to be reunited with their families.