3.122 That the Government clarify the standard for
English-language competency required for citizenship, noting that the required
standard should not be so high as to disqualify from citizenship many
Australians who, in the past, and with a more basic competency in the English
language, have proven to be valuable members of the Australian community.
3.123 That the Government reconsider the imposition of a
two-year ban on applications for citizenship following three failed attempts of
the citizenship test, and consider other arrangements that allow additional
tests on a cost-recovery basis that would deter less-genuine applicants.
3.124 That the Government consider introducing some form
of transitional provisions for those people who held permanent residency visas
on or before 20 April 2017 so that the current residency requirements
apply to this cohort of citizenship applicants.
3.125 That the Senate pass the bill.
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