According to the recent changes in acquiring the Australian Citizenship
The residence requirement is based on the time you have lived in Australia and the time you have spent outside Australia.
If you became a permanent resident before 1 July 2007, and apply on or before 30 June 2010, you must:
•have been living in Australia for two years as a permanent resident in the five years immediately before applying, including one year in the two years immediately before applying.
Now, This new act states, if you became resident before 1st July 2007, Previous rules apply. How come this new date for deadline is in the picture now which I didnt see before ( apply before 30th june 2010)....I belive it shud be atleast 5 years. Resident visa is valid for 5 years when granted.
It seems very unfair?
Any answers would be appreciated from anyone on the forum??