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Kim Rubenstein


Kim Rubenstein is a Professor in the Law School, a former Director of its Centre for International and Public law (2006-2015) and a Public Policy fellow at the Australian National University. A graduate of Melbourne and Harvard law schools, her many publications include her landmark book Australian Citizenship Law in Context (2002) with a new updated 2nd edition in 2017. 

A consultant to the then Department of Immigration and Multicultural Affairs in its redrafting of the 1948 Act which became the new 2007 Australian Citizenship Act, she was also later a member of the Independent Committee appointed by the Minister for Immigration and Citizenship to review the Australian Citizenship Test in 2008. She has appeared three times in the High Court of Australia on citizenship matters.

Kim is also a regular contributor to public discussion, including in the press (opinion pieces, radio and TV interviews) around active citizenship and she appeared on ABC’s Q & A in 2017 when the Parliamentary dual citizenship ‘fiasco’ began to evolve.

Professor Rubenstein is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law and the Australian Academy of Social Sciences.

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