Minister Dutton is going forward with plans to reintroduce an amended version of the Bill, with a proposed introduction date of 1 July 2018. The English language test will be amended to a ‘modest’ level of English.
Applications made before 20 April 2017 will be assessed against the eligibility criteria current at the time of application.
Applications made before 1 July 2018 will be assessed against the eligibility criteria current at the time of application.
Changes to the criteria will take effect from 1 July 2018, if the legislation is successfully passed.
Further information is available on the Department’s website
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