Australia Introduces ‘Values’ Test for Citizenship

Australia Introduces ‘Values’ Test for Citizenship – NBC News

“Becoming an Australian citizen is about to get tougher as the country plans a major shake-up of its immigration process — including a new test of “values.”

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Thursday announced rules that require migrants to have lived permanently in Australia for four years — up from one year — before they can apply to become a citizen.

He also pledged to raise the standard of English required for citizenship and said the current citizenship exam was a “civics test” that failed to judge whether a person would accept “Australian values.”

Australia’s immigration system is already notoriously stringent…”

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