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Danish Dual Citizenship
Recent developments in Denmark, may soon result in an easing up on Dual citizenship rules for Danes.
Current rules are confusing and discriminating, even children born in Denmark have in some cases great difficulties in obtaining citizenship, and just as bad is the case of the many Danes living and working outside Denmark, unless you give up your Danish passport, you are prevented from participation in the political process as an elector.
We follow the developments and update here.
Political parties in Folketinget have now made an agreement in this regard, according to DR.DK a redrafted law will be proposed this year, and an expected date for it's effect will be mid 2015, some details are yet to be promulgated, such as the effect of Denmarks treaty obligations and then the actual implementation by the relevant Danish government departments and their agents.
You can follow developments here also.
Nyt Dansk pas:
Contakt Consul General Lars Kirk
Suite 525, Level 5 Toowong Tower
9 Sherwood Road
Toowong QLD 4066
07 3374 3062
Club hours |
4th Friday of the month
The bar is open and the kitchen sells traditional Danish sandwiches, followed by Coffee /Tea and pastries.
CLUB HIRE |
Outside our use, the club is available for hire, and is often in use by privat parties.
|Heimdal Functions and Events|
Soren Hoimark is the local contact for DABGO and the group meets at the Danish Club on the first Wednesday of the month. Visit the DABGO website to join and get more information.
Calling stallholders and volunteers! Raffle ticket sellers! Jugglers!
Bearded ladies! Magicians! Street musicians!
The Scandinavian Festival returned 2012 after a 22 year break and it was an absolute success not only for the Danish Club celebrating our 140th birthday but also for our relations within the Scandinavian community, it is now the third year after the break, however we do need help and if you can volunteer 2 or 4 hours on the day please contact Soren our President.
By putting the spotlight on Scandinavia, we attracted many Scandinavian visitors and all clubs gained new members. Far from all Danes – and other Scandinavians - living in Brisbane and surrounds are aware of our club, so it is an important opportunity to increase awareness.
The festival included entertainment by the Danish Folk Dancers and KUPALEJA, and we are hoping that this year’s event will bring more Danish and Scandinavian entertainers.
The festival also presented an opportunity for typical Danish crafts to be displayed and sold to the public – bead weaving, Christmas decorations, furniture, clothing and much more – remember if YOU are producing typical Danish craft, you can also attend with a stall.
The first year was a steep learning curve and we are looking for more volunteers to come in and give a hand here in 2014 – anything from a couple of hours to the full day – the committee members are hard at it all day – and days before that, and getting support from members is crucial to making this a long term success.
The result from the sales of Danish food was a great boost to our budget, so it is definitely a worthwhile exercise and it replaces our annual participation in the Queensland Multicultural Festival – which sort of replaced the Warana Festival of the past – the common factor is that the Danish Club has always been an active part of these community events and it is important for us to continue our involvement.
Please let me or any member of the committee know that you would like to participate – we will call volunteers and stallholders to meetings closer to the event and discuss tasks and times. / Søren