This just in, from today’s Australian:
FOREIGN-BORN athletes will have their Australian citizenship fast-tracked so they can represent the nation at international sporting events under proposed new laws.
It is hoped the changes will lead to more gold medals for Australia at sporting events such as the Olympics, Senator Evans said.
“These changes will create a smoother path to citizenship and enable Australia to benefit from the talents and skills they bring to our country.”
They will be making the same legislative changes for members of the Arts sector, I presume?