The Labor Party in Australia has strongly opposed the changes proposed by the Turnbull government for the Citizenship of Australia for the immigrants possessing the Australia PR. It has said that there is no association between national security issues and policies for citizenship.
The new laws that were proposed to amend the citizenship of Australia are an unusual overstretching of limits, said the Labor Party. The government of Australia will now be dependent on support from the crossbench senators in the Australian Senate to pass the new laws for citizenship owing to the opposition of the Labor Party, as quoted by the SMH.
The Members of Parliament of the Labor Party have collectively resolved to confront the contentious citizenship bill and Tony Burke cautioned that this is making a fundamental change to Australia as a nation. The opposition party in Australia is mainly concerned regarding the mandatory stringent test of English language and the residency period of four years for the applicants of citizenship with Australia PR. These concerns were first expressed by a section of left-wing Members of Parliament in Australia.
Mr. Burke fervently said that it was dumb, absurd and ludicrous to expect the proficiency of university level for English language. It would create a new class of disadvantaged immigrants with Australia PR who would never be able to realize their aspiration of securing the Australian citizenship, added Tony Burke.
A large section of Australia-born citizens will never be able to clear such a test, explained the opposition leader. It is also a profound change to the way Australia functions as a nation and a change that the Labor Party can never support, said Tony Burke.
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