Immigration Minister Peter Dutton has begun negotiations to reinstate the Citizenship bill changes, despite the original proposal being denied by senate this week.

The bill would see changes implemented on as of July 2018 with the English requirement reduced to Band 5 (instead of the previously proposed Band 6). The previous rejection was due to default, as the government failed to meet the Wednesday evening deadline for submission. The bill has been met with strong opposition from Labor and the Greens.

Under the proposed changes, migrants would have to pass strict English testing and wait four years on a Permanent Resident visa before being able to apply for Australian Citizenship.

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