I applied for skilled migration visa in 2015 and banned from Canada for misrepresentation. The thing is I honestly lied in the application. Now I am applying for student visa in Australia.

Now my question is how to answer this question?

Disclose any previous visa refusals or cancellations you have received from any country, including Australia and describe how you addressed the issues identified that resulted in your visa refusals or cancellations.

It says "describe how you address the issues identified that......etc" what should I write here. Should I say that I really lied before when I was applying to Canada?
This time I am applying all genuinely. please help.

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    Be creative in explaining the situation. You could get an attorney to advise you on how to craft an answer that reveals nothing but is not untruthful. – user 56513 Nov 11 '18 at 15:01
  • It's hard for me to consult a lawyer at this point. The complication is, I really lie about my job last time when I was applying to Canada. So I really don't know to reply this question without telling the truth. "how you addresss...etc" i think i should say "last time when i was applying i was not honest about my job" something like that... – Castiel Nov 11 '18 at 15:12
  • You answer it by telling the truth. We can't give you any advice other than that. – David Richerby Nov 11 '18 at 20:24
  • What was the lie you told? – DJClayworth Nov 12 '18 at 3:16

I don’t see what else you can write except that a) you lied about whatever it was; b) why you lied; and, maybe, c) what has changed in your life since then such that you may now be perceived as telling the truth.

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  • Thank you for your reply :) well, I lied about my job last time. And still, the ban period is not over. I have no idea how to answer this question.:\ I want to tell the truth. I guess I will write simply what happened. – Castiel Nov 11 '18 at 15:08

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