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IMMI 16/113 Approvals as made
This instrument specifies, for the relevant subclasses, the required wording of the values statement that an applicant must sign to meet the requirements of public interest criterion 4019.
Administered by: Home Affairs
Registered 18 Nov 2016
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR21-Nov-2016
Tabled Senate22-Nov-2016


Commonwealth of Australia

Migration Regulations 1994

AUSTRALIAN VALUES STATEMENT FOR PUBLIC CRITERION 4019 – 2016/113

(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):

1.             REVOKE Instrument IMMI 15/065 (F2015L00896), Australian Values Statement for Public Criterion 4019 – 2015, signed 29 May 2015;

2.             REVOKE Instrument IMMI 16/011 (F2016L00552), Australian Values Statement for Public Criterion 4019 – 2016/011, signed 18 April 2016;

3.             APPROVE the values statement set out in Schedule 1 to this Instrument for an applicant seeking to satisfy the criteria at the time of decision for the grant of a visa of anyone of the following subclasses: 100; 101; 103; 114; 115; 116; 124; 132; 143; 151; 160; 161; 162; 163; 164; 165; 173; 186; 187; 188; 189; 190; 200; 201; 202; 203; 204; 300; 309; 476; 489; 785; 790; 800; 801; 802; 804; 820; 835; 836; 838; 852; 858; 864; 866; 884; 887; 888; 890; 891; 892; or 893; and

4.             APPROVE the values statement, set out in Schedule 2 to this Instrument, for an applicant seeking to satisfy the criteria at the time of decision for the grant of a visa of anyone of the following subclasses: 403; 405; 407; 408; 410; 417; 445; 457; 461; 462; 485; 500 or 590.

This Instrument, Australian Values Statement for Public Criterion 4019 – 2016/113,
IMMI 16/113, commences immediately after
the commencement of the Migration Amendment (Temporary Activity Visas) Regulation 2016.

Dated: 16 November 2016

Peter Dutton

THE HON PETER DUTTON MP

Minister for Immigration and Border Protection


SCHEDULE 1

 

Australian Values Statement

 

I confirm that I have read, or had explained to me, information provided by the Australian Government on Australian society and values.

 

I understand:

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

·         the English language, as the national language, is an important unifying element of Australian society.

 

I undertake to respect these values of Australian society during my stay in Australia and to obey the laws of Australia.

 

I understand that, if I should seek to become an Australian citizen:

·         Australian citizenship is a shared identity, a common bond which unites all Australians while respecting their diversity;

·         Australian citizenship involves reciprocal rights and responsibilities. The responsibilities of Australian citizenship include obeying Australian laws, including those relating to voting at elections and serving on a jury.

 

If I meet the legal qualifications for becoming an Australian citizen and my application is approved I understand that I would have to pledge my loyalty to Australia and its people.

 

 


SCHEDULE 2

 

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.