Access Client Services Manager Kenny Duke and Research and Evaluation Manager Isobel Nye recently appeared before the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee at a hearing into the proposed changes to the Australian Citizenship Act 2007. A selection of their address is below:

‘Access does not see any added benefit to Australia of introducing an advanced English competency and increasing waiting periods before people are eligible for Australian citizenship. We believe that the citizen process should be inclusive and welcoming, encouraging families and individuals to take up citizenship rather than impeding them. This committee hearing gives us an opportunity to show you how decisions like the proposed changes to citizenship will impact on the individuals and communities we work with.’ To read more, click here.