Following the failure of the Citizenship Bill last year which stopped changes to Citizenship requirements, a new Bill is back on the table in Parliament. If this Bill passes, almost all applicants for Citizenship will have to demonstrate University level spoken and written English and that they have lived in Australia for 8 years as a permanent resident with no more than 365 days outside Australia during that period.
If you feel like letting the Government know what you think about that they will not accept form letters, petitions, or short statements of fewer than 250 words. As an alternative, they have developed an online survey inviting a ‘yes’ or ‘no’ response to allow members of the public to express their view on the bill.
The survey closes at 5pm on 27 April, 2018 – next Friday.