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IMMI 16/011 Approvals as made
The instrument approves the value statement for subclass 500 (student) and subclass 590 (student guardian) visas.
Administered by: Immigration and Border Protection
Registered 21 Apr 2016
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR02-May-2016
Tabled Senate02-May-2016
Date of repeal 19 Nov 2016
Repealed by Migration Regulations 1994 - Approval of Australian Values Statement for Public Criterion 4019 – 2016/113 - IMMI 16/113

 Commonwealth of Australia

Migration Regulations 1994


(Schedule 4, Part 3, Clause 3.1)

I, PETER DUTTON, Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, acting under Clause 3.1 of Part 3 of Schedule 4 to the Migration Regulations 1994 (the Regulations) APPROVE for public interest criterion 4019, the Australian Values Statement in the Schedule to this Instrument for the purpose of applicants seeking to satisfy the criteria required at the time of making a decision regarding the grant of a Subclass 500 (Student) visa or a Subclass 590 (Student Guardian) visa.

This Instrument, Australian Values Statement for Public Criterion 4019 – 2016/011,
IMMI 16/011, commences on 1 July 2016.

Dated: 18 April 2016

Peter Dutton


Minister for Immigration and Border Protection


Values Statement

I will respect Australian values during my stay in Australia and will obey the laws of Australia.

This statement is to accompany information provided to the applicant (including paper application forms and electronic application forms) which provides that for the purposes of this statement:

Australian values include respect for the freedom and dignity of the individual, freedom of religion, commitment to the rule of law, parliamentary democracy, equality of men and women, and a spirit of egalitarianism that embraces mutual respect, tolerance, fair play and compassion for those in need and pursuit of the public good.

Australian society also values equality of opportunity for individuals, regardless of their race, religion or ethnic background.

It is also important to understand that English is the national language.