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Australia will not waive good character test for NS defaulters

Post by PNGMK » Fri, 01 Dec 2017 6:46 am

A national service defaulter seeking Australian citizenship was advised by a tribunal in that country to first return to Singapore and face pending offences. This means he cannot waive the good character test and obtain Australia citizenship (he could conceivably stay in Australia as a PR but has no passport now).

Check the ST.

As an Aussie with a son going into NS I say well done Australia.
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Re: Australia will not waive good character test for NS defaulters

Post by sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 01 Dec 2017 12:57 pm

Good on 'em! =D>

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Re: Australia will not waive good character test for NS defaulters

Post by PNGMK » Fri, 01 Dec 2017 1:42 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Good on 'em! =D>
Yes, I was relieved to see they didn't offer political asylum! I've half a mind to write the dean of his university a scathing note as well.

"Currently a postgraduate student, his citizenship bid was strongly supported by several referees, including Dr Melanie Pritchard, the convenor of his Bachelor of Biotechnology honours course last year.

She described him as of sound character and an upstanding citizen of Monash University, adding she was aware he had not done compulsory military service in Singapore."

Ah no, a member of a university named after Australia's greatest war leader does not get to call a draft dodger an upstanding man of good character.

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https://www.linkedin.com/in/melanie-pritchard-403a9162/

"Currently a postgraduate student, his citizenship bid was strongly supported by several referees, including Dr Melanie Pritchard, the convenor of his Bachelor of Biotechnology honours course last year.

She described him as of sound character and an upstanding citizen of Monash University, adding she was aware he had not done compulsory military service in Singapore."

Ah no, a member of a university named after Australia's greatest war leader does not get to call a draft dodger an upstanding man of good character. My son, a dual citizen of Singapore and Australia, is doing his service with pride. Your student should have done the same. You have besmirched the name of Gen. Monash
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Re: Australia will not waive good character test for NS defaulters

Post by sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 01 Dec 2017 1:58 pm

Savage! :cool:

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