I have been an Australian Permanent Resident for 7 years. This means I am allowed to remain in the country till I die, with complete rights to work, government assistance, etc. Yet I don't have the right to re-enter the country after a trip abroad. This seems like a weird situation.
I'm curious: What happens if I turn up at Australian Immigration without the required Residents Return Visa?
(I am approved for citizenship, but I am not a citizen because I am still waiting for a pledge ceremony)