Professor Kim Rubenstein

Legal Academic, Citizenship Law Expert, Gender and Public Policy

About Me

Kim Rubenstein is Professor in the ANU College of Law at the Australian National University. As the foremost expert on Australian citizenship law, and author of Australian Citizenship Law (2nd ed, 2016) Kim has appeared three times in the High Court of Australia on citizenship matters, with her work cited in Singh v Commonwealth (2004). Kim worked as a Consultant to the then DIMIA advising on the restructure of the Australian Citizenship Act 1948. She was also a member of the Independent Committee appointed by the Minister for Immigration and Citizenship to review the Australian Citizenship Test in 2008.

Professor Rubenstein’s work is also making an impact in gender and public policy. She was Inaugural Convenor of the ANU Gender Institute in 2011-2012.

In 2012 Kim was in the first batch of The Australian Financial Review and Westpac’s ‘100 Women of Influence’ for her work in Public Policy, and in 2013 Kim won the Edna Ryan award for ‘Leadership for leading feminist changes in the public sphere’.

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