Australian Citizenship Eligibility Changes April 2017

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Jenny Dennings
4 years ago
folks! the deal is not over yet. Changes will apply in July 2018. Could Waqas Rasheed restart this petition again?

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Angelica Dizon
4 years ago
I'm signing because I live here permanently now and have kids in the future with my Australian partner

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Carolyn Bedford
4 years ago
My partner is a British citizen lived here on and off since the age of 10 and has been a permanent resident for 2 years . He is hard working and never claimed unemployment benefits. He pays his taxes that provide subsides to university students. Now he wants to go to university to provide a better life for our young family. So that we have hope of buying a house. Under proposed changes he would have to pay full fees of $100k for his degree or wait another 3 years to start his degree. What about the NZ citizens brought here as children who may never be eligible to become citizens? Why should they be denied the right to better there education and in stead be stuck living as undereducated lower class or burdened with mountains of education debt? This bill is a serious blow to equality in Australia.

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Gurpinder Singh
4 years ago
Dear PM, new citizenship rules are unfair.

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Hassan Kazmi
4 years ago
Hi everyone, We have 50,000 supporters here but only 18,000 have signed Tony Burke's petition. It is very important that we all sign:
https://www.tonyburke.com.au/get-active/citizenshippetition
We don't have time to think. Please sign asap.
Regards,

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Serena White
4 years ago
The proposal for 4 years permanent residency (PR) rather than 4 years in Australia (including 1 year PR) appears to emphasise visa status as the determinant factors for successful integration and social contributions. The argument is deeply flawed because there is no empirical evidence or clear rationale for longer permanent residency periods and successful integration.

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selvaraj muthukumarasamy
4 years ago
against the Citizenship changes which ask for to sit for English tests Once again and the four years waiting Period.

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Raj Mann
4 years ago
Stop Dutton

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mandy gallagher
4 years ago
It's simply not fair.

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Andrea Berner
4 years ago
I believe this is a serious injustice. Its time this govt began doing what is right for our community. This means showing compassion