March 18th, 2019

Report on possible Citizenship changes in Parliament

This report has now been tabled and the major recommendations are below

Recommendation 1
2.85 The committee recommends that the bill be amended to remove subsection 23(3A), that there be no particular limitation placed on attempts to sit a citizenship test, and that – consistent with the committee’s 2017 inquiry – any attempts made following the first three attempts be conducted on a cost-recovery basis.

Recommendation 2
2.86 The committee recommends that the English-language standards required under the bill be amended consistent with the committee’s 2017 recommendation of IELTS 5.

Recommendation 3
2.87 The committee recommends that the Senate not pass the bill in the current form.

The full report is here – https://www.aph.gov.au/~/media/Committees/legcon_ctte/Citizenshipbill2018/Report.pdf

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