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Title

  • Bills — Australian Citizenship Legislation Amendment (Strengthening the Requirements for Australian Citizenship and Other Measures) Bill 2017; Third Reading
  • Australian Citizenship Legislation Amendment (Strengthening the Requirements for Australian Citizenship and Other Measures) Bill 2017 - Third Reading - Pass the bill

Description

  • <p class="speaker">Peter Dutton</p>
  • <p>I move:</p>
  • <p class="italic">That this bill be now read a third time.</p>
  • The majority voted in favour of a [motion](https://www.openaustralia.org.au/debates/?id=2017-08-14.101.1) to pass [the bill](http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id:legislation/billhome/r5914) in the House of Representatives. In parliamentary jargon, they voted to read the bill [for a third time](https://www.peo.gov.au/learning/fact-sheets/making-a-law.html). This means that the bill will now be sent to the Senate, where our senators will decide whether they agree with the House that the bill should become law.
  • ### What does this bill do?
  • The bill takes a more restrictive approach to granting Australian citizenship to new applicants. According to the [bills digest]9https://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/bd/bd1718a/18bd023), the bill:
  • > *contains a number of new amendments regarding citizenship policy. For applicants seeking Australian citizenship by conferral, the Bill proposes:*
  • > * *an increase in the English language requirement from basic to competent*
  • > * *the extension of the general residency requirement to four years of permanent residence*
  • > * *the requirement to demonstrate integration into the Australian community*
  • > * *the replacement of the pledge of commitment with a proposed pledge of allegiance and*
  • > * *changes to the eligibility provisions of the citizenship test.*
  • Other changes made by the bill are discussed at length in the [bills digest](https://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/bd/bd1718a/18bd023).
  • <p class="speaker">Tony Smith</p>
  • <p>The question is that this bill be now read a third time.</p>
  • <p></p>