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Abolish the English Language Test

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I am living in Australia since 2005. I'm an Australian Permanent Resident. I have done my education in Australia and currently pursuing my nursing degree in Brisbane. Also I'm currently practising as an Endorsed Enrolled Nurse in one of the major Tertiary hospital in Brisbane. Finally, I have applied for my citizenship after battling for several years whether I should take up Australian Citizenship. Now Mr Peter Dutton and his team has asked me to take English test which is very impossible to get the score they want to. Even native English speakers who took the IELTS test found it very hard to score. University and TAFE didn't require me to take the IELTS as I come from English speaking country. Why does this government asking me to sit for IELTS? I have such a loyal resident of Australia and integrated with Australia that I call it my home now. All my mates are Australians and my partner too. I speak far much clear n concise that my sick patients understand what I'm trying to say and do for them. Obviously, I don't have the Aussie accent. Is that my fault? Can this government re-consider this legislation and make it lenient then harder. Terrorism doesn't mount from immigrants like me. It was built into people who were born here who was upset with the systems. Immigrants like me work hard, pay hard and attempt to fulfill the government dreams to build clever and smarter nation. Why can't this government appreciate what we do for the nation and consider my petition seriously? All I ask from you is to spread this news and get justice for my petition. Thanks !!!!



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