Saturday, August 5, 2017

ACTA submission re the proposed English language proficiency test for Citizenship, July 2017

ACTA's submission to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee's Inquiry into the Australian Citizenship Legislation Amendment (Strengthening the Requirements for Australian Citizenship and Other Measures) Bill 2017, has now been published. ACTA's submission focused on the English proficiency test proposed for Australian Citizenship eligibility: the arbitrary and negative effects of the test on specific groups; current English language learning opportunities for migrants; social cohesion; arbitrary exemptions and inclusions; types of tests and the notion of “competent”; and, the ethics of language testing.  Read more and link to the ACTA submission on our Advocacy - Media Room page.