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Australian Citizenship Overhaul Thwarted in Senate

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After a more stringent citizenship bill failed in the Senate Wednesday, the Australian government says it will lower its standard for English language skills in a trade-off for other, tougher citizenship legislation. 

Immigration and Border Protection Minister Peter Dutton said on Thursday the government is willing to lower its competency requirement for English language skills to modest, a designation of basic communication skills with many mistakes. 

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