Migration (LIN 20/166: Australian Values Statement for Public Interest Criterion 4019) Instrument 2020 dated 24 September 2020 [“the Instrument”] amends provision regarding values statement for specified subclasses of visas by repealing and replacing the Australian Values Statement for Public Criterion 4019 – 2016/113 (IMMI 16/113) dated 16 November 2016.
The Instrument specifies 29 subclasses of visas in Table 1 of Schedule 1 for which Part 1 of Schedule 2 of the Instrument is approved as the values statement. Similarly, it specifies 37 subclasses of visas in Table 2 of Schedule 1 for which Part 1 combined with Part 2 of Schedule 2 of the Instrument is approved as the values statement. The changes are aimed at updating the language of the values statement to better reflect the values that are important to Australian community.
The updated Part 2 of Schedule 2 provides, “I undertake to make reasonable efforts to learn the English language, if it is not my native language.
I understand that, if in the future I meet the legal qualifications for becoming an Australian citizen and my application is approved, I will need to pledge my loyalty to Australia and its people.”
According to Section 2 of the Instrument, it commences on 30 October 2020.
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