“Anyone who is eligible now should apply now,” Mr Burke tells SBS Arabic24.
“Right now we have got a reprieve, right now the government has given up and they are processing again. They will come back, but anyone who is eligible now should apply now."
"I am so happy that the bill failed in the Senate," he says.
The controversial citizenship changes proposed by the Turnbull government were rejected in the Senate recently - a decision that was celebrated by many permanent residents.
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