Submission in response to the "Strengthening the test for Australian Citizenship" discussion paper

This submission addresses the following components of the proposed citizenship changes:

  • The introduction of a formal language test;
  • Increasing the general residence requirement;
  • Changes to the Australian Values Statement; and
  • Changes to the test for Australian citizenship.

The Edmund Rice Centre for Justice and Community Education (ERC) is of the view that the proposed changes are unnecessary and we have serious concerns about the Federal Government’s motivations for the changes. 

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