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SBS World News reports Immigration Minister David Coleman has denied the government is abandoning proposed changes to the citizenship test.

The Courier Mail reported the government had set aside the plans for a tougher citizenship test, which would feature a section on “Australian values” and require applicants to achieve a higher score on the English language section. Participants who failed the text three times would be banned from retaking the test for two years.

Shadow Minister for Immigration and Citizenship, Kristina Keneally, welcomed the shelving of the proposed changes stating the test “required an unnecessarily high proficiency of English but was also applied in a discriminatory fashion”.

However, Minister David Coleman has denied reports the proposed changes are being dropped, telling SBS World News: “the government outlined its detailed plan for Australia’s future population in March and intends to deliver that plan in full”

So if you or someone you know is thinking of applying for Australian Citizenship or has had their citizenship refused  or cancelled talk to us.

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