Immigration Minister Peter Dutton and new Citizenship Minister Alan Tudge have announced they will reintroduce changes to Australia’s citizenship laws that will devastate multicultural and migrant communities.1

Despite failing to pass last year, Dutton and Tudge have decided to steamroll public concern and push ahead with changes that discriminate against migrants from non-English speaking backgrounds by requiring them to:
  • Undertake a university-standard English language test;
  • Demonstrate that they are 'integrating' into Australian society;
  • Be permanent residents for a further extended period of 4 years,
  • Complete a test about 'Australian Values', which even the Prime Minister has struggled to explain.
Tudge and Dutton have suggested these changes despite widespread opposition from communities and without producing any evidence they are needed. Many people now face years of discrimination and uncertainty in their attempts to become full and equal members of our community.

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References:
[1] New migrants living in 'cultural bubbles' need to improve their English skills, Government warns, ABC, 7 March 2018