Migrants must integrate, says minister

Tudge migrants must integrate
Joining a Rotary Club could be enough for a migrant to demonstrate to the federal government that they’re integrating into Australian society, Citizenship Minister Alan Tudge says. (Photo: Aaron Francis)

Oz Kiwi opinion

Citizenship Minister Alan Tudge is setting the scene for the Government to have another go at amending citizenship requirements. Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton has previously indicated he wants to implement the proposed changes by 1 July 2018.

Senator Pauline Hanson currently has a Citizenship Amendment Bill before the Senate. It is unlikely to pass and has been referred for Senate Committee inquiry, with a report due in December 2018.

Migrants must integrate, says minister

12 March 2018

Karen Sweeny – The Australian

The Citizenship Minister says migrants must be able to speak, read and write in English to improve their chances of getting a job and taking advantages of the opportunity Australia has to offer. Migrants must also demonstrate that they’ve made an effort to integrate before they become a citizen.

[Read the full The Australian article, may paywalled].

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