SEND A MESSAGE TO THE SENATE THAT WE SAY 'NO' TO any CITIZENSHIP CHANGES
Right now both Peter Dutton and the anti-multicultural party leader Pauline Hanson are trying to introduce separate citizenship bills that discriminate against migrant, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
As part of a Senate inquiry, an online survey has been set up to measure community support for Pauline Hanson’s proposed Bill.
We’ve got until 5:00 pm AEST Friday 27 April to make it clear to politicians that migrant and multicultural communities oppose Hanson’s bill and want to #StopDuttonsLaw.
But we’re running out of time.
We know anything from Dutton and Hanson is bad news, but what they are proposing this time is even worse than what we fought off last year.
Their proposed citizenship changes would require migrants to:
- Undertake an academic standard English language test.
- Meet as yet unknown ‘integration’ standards which may penalise migrants for attending cultural and religious events.
- Be permanent residents for a further extended period of between 4-8 years.
- Complete a test about 'Australian Values', which even the Prime Minister has struggled to explain.
We have proven that when we stand together, we are powerful.
We need continue to speak out and show that our communities won’t tolerate discrimination based on our ethnicity, where we’ve travelled from, the language we speak, or where we worship.