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LIN 20/166 Other as made
This instrument repeals and replaces the Australian Values Statement for Public Criterion 4019 – 2016/113 (IMMI 16/113) and updates the language of the values statement for all visa subclasses specified to better reflect the values that are important to Australian society.
Administered by: Home Affairs
Registered 14 Oct 2020
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR19-Oct-2020

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Migration (LIN 20/166: Australian Values Statement for Public Interest Criterion 4019) Instrument 2020

I, Alan Tudge, Minister for Population, Cities and Urban Infrastructure, on behalf of the Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs, make this instrument.

Dated                                                24.9.2020

The Hon Alan Tudge MP

Minister for Population, Cities and Urban Infrastructure

 

 

 


1  Name

(1)          This instrument is the Migration (LIN 20/166: Australian Values Statement for Public Interest Criterion 4019) Instrument 2020.

(2)          This instrument may be cited as LIN 20/166.

2  Commencement

This instrument commences on 30 October 2020.

3  Authority

This instrument is made under clause 3.1 of Part 3 of Schedule 4 to the Migration Regulations 1994.

4  Repeal

This instrument repeals the Australian Values Statement for Public Criterion  4019 – 2016/113 Instrument (IMMI 16/113) (F2018C00207), in accordance with subsection 33(3) of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

5  Application

This instrument applies to an application for a subclass of visa listed in a table in Schedule 1, made on or after the commencement of this instrument.

6  Values statement for specified subclasses of visas

(1)     For the subclasses of visas listed in Table 1 of Schedule 1, Part 1 of Schedule 2 is approved as the values statement.

(2)     For the subclasses of visas listed in Table 2 of Schedule 1, Part 1 combined with Part 2 of Schedule 2 is approved as the values statement.


Schedule 1—Specified subclasses of visas

Note:      See section 6.

Table 1: Specified subclasses of visas

Item

Column 1

Subclasses

1

Subclass 163 (State/Territory Sponsored Business Owner (Provisional))

2

Subclass 164 (State/Territory Sponsored Senior Executive (Provisional))

3

Subclass 165 (State/ Territory Sponsored Investor (Provisional))

4

Subclass 173 (Contributory Parent (Temporary))

5

Subclass 188 (Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional))

6

Subclass 300 (Prospective Marriage)

7

Subclass 309 (Partner (Provisional))

8

Subclass 403 (Temporary Work (International Relations))

9

Subclass 405 (Investor Retirement)

10

Subclass 407 (Training)

11

Subclass 408 (Temporary Activity)

12

Subclass 410 (Retirement)

13

Subclass 417 (Working Holiday)

14

Subclass 445 (Dependent Child)

15

Subclass 461 (New Zealand Citizen Family Relationship (Temporary))

16

Subclass 462 (Work and Holiday)

17

Subclass 476 (Skilled—Recognised Graduate)

18

Subclass 482 (Temporary Skill Shortage)

19

Subclass 485 (Temporary Graduate)

20

Subclass 489 (Skilled—Regional (Provisional))

21

Subclass 491 (Skilled Work Regional (Provisional))

22

Subclass 494 (Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (Provisional))

23

Subclass 500 (Student)

24

Subclass 590 (Student Guardian)

25

Subclass 785 (Temporary Protection)

26

Subclass 790 (Safe Haven Enterprise)

27

Subclass 820 (Partner)

28

Subclass 870 (Sponsored Parent (Temporary))

29

Subclass 884 (Contributory Aged Parent (Temporary))

 

Table 2: Specified subclasses of visas

Item

Column 1

Subclasses

1

Subclass 100 (Partner)

2

Subclass 101 (Child)

3

Subclass 103 (Parent)

4

Subclass 114 (Aged Dependent Relative)

5

Subclass 115 (Remaining Relative)

6

Subclass 116 (Carer)

7

Subclass 124 (Distinguished Talent)

8

Subclass 132 (Business Talent)

9

Subclass 143 (Contributory Parent)

10

Subclass 151 (Former Resident)

11

Subclass 186 (Employer Nomination Scheme)

12

Subclass 187 (Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme)

13

Subclass 189 (Skilled—Independent)

14

Subclass 190 (Skilled—Nominated)

15

Subclass 200 (Refugee)

16

Subclass 201 (In-country Special Humanitarian)

17

Subclass 202 (Global Special Humanitarian)

18

Subclass 203 (Emergency Rescue)

19

Subclass 204 (Woman at Risk)

20

Subclass 800 (Territorial Asylum)

21

Subclass 801 (Partner)

22

Subclass 802 (Child)

23

Subclass 804 (Aged Parent)

24

Subclass 808 (Confirmatory (Residence))

25

Subclass 835 (Remaining Relative)

26

Subclass 836 (Carer)

27

Subclass 838 (Aged Dependent Relative)

28

Subclass 852 (Referred Stay (Permanent))

29

Subclass 858 (Distinguished Talent)

30

Subclass 864 (Contributory Aged Parent)

31

Subclass 866 (Protection)

32

Subclass 887 (Skilled—Regional)

33

Subclass 888 (Business Innovation and Investment (Permanent))

34

Subclass 890 (Business Owner)

35

Subclass 891 (Investor)

36

Subclass 892 (State/Territory Sponsored Business Owner)

37

Subclass 893 (State/Territory Sponsored Investor)


Schedule 2—Values Statement

Note:       See section 6.

Part 1

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

I understand that Australian society values:

·                respect for the freedom and dignity of the individual;

·                freedom of religion (including the freedom not to follow a particular religion), freedom of speech, and freedom of association;

·                commitment to the rule of law, which means that all people are subject to the law and should obey it;

·                parliamentary democracy whereby our laws are determined by parliaments elected by the people, those laws being paramount and overriding any other inconsistent religious or secular “laws”;

·                equality of opportunity for all people, regardless of their gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, race, or national or ethnic origin;

·                a ‘fair go’ for all that embraces:

o      mutual respect;

o      tolerance;

o      compassion for those in need;

o      equality of opportunity for all;

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

I undertake to conduct myself in accordance with these values of Australian society during my stay in Australia and to obey the laws of Australia.

Part 2

I undertake to make reasonable efforts to learn the English language, if it is not my native language.

I understand that, if in the future I meet the legal qualifications for becoming an Australian citizen and my application is approved, I will need to pledge my loyalty to Australia and its people.