Abolishing 457 Visa programme for the soon-to-apply Applicants wasn’t just enough. Australia has thought of a better plan to restrict the number of citizens that are stealing their jobs and are making their own citizens jobless. This step was taken by Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to decrease the unemployment ration. Removing 261 jobs out of 650 available jobs was not just enough. There is a new update for Applicants applying for Australian Visa.
“Membership of the Australian family is a privilege and should be afforded to those who support our values, respect our laws and want to work hard by integrating and contributing to an even better Australia,” said Mr. Turnbull. He also said, “we must ensure that our citizenship program is conducted in our national interest.”
As per the Australian Government, applicants will be required to have stayed in Australia for a time period of 4 years. This is just not enough. Don’t you dare fail the third time in the citizenship test. Applicants will not be allowed to fail the citizenship test more than three times. Before this, there was no specified limit for this.
The Australian government will also be coming up with other new citizenship reforms, which will apply to all new applicants, including:
>>Applicants will be asked to show certain steps and measures they took to get involved in the Australian community.
>>The citizenship test will have “new and more meaningful questions” about an applicant’s understanding of and commitment to Australia’s shared values and responsibilities.
>>Applicants who cheat during the citizenship test will automatically fail. Any conduct inconsistent with Australian values will be considered as part of the citizenship process.
“Criminal activity including family violence or involvement in organized crime is thoroughly inconsistent with Australian values,” said Mr. Turnbull. He also said, five million people had committed to becoming Australian citizens since 1949, helping to secure and enrich the nation. Immigration Minister Peter Dutton said the country should not be embarrassed to say it wants great people to call Australia home. We want people who abide by our laws and our values, and we should expect nothing less.
The new update in the reforms very well speaks for itself. Australian government no more seeks Skilled Professionals. They seek someone who respects their community and is part of the development of their community. Very well thought Mr. Turnbull. No matter if you are an immigrant but if you want an Australian citizenship, you need to treat the country like it’s yours.