Australia sets test for citizenship

People wanting to settle in Australia will need to pass a citizenship test, Immigration Minister Kevin Andrews said Sunday.

Australia sets test for citizenship
People wanting to settle in Australia will need to pass a citizenship test, Immigration Minister Kevin Andrews said Sunday.

Applicants will need to answer at least 12 out of 20 questions correctly. The questions test a grasp of freedom of speech, freedom of religion and other verities of Australia's secular liberal democracy.

More taxing will be a written English test because up to now migrants have only had to satisfy an interviewer that they understand the language.

As well as sitting a citizenship test and an English test, those wishing to move from permanent residency to citizenship would need to show "adaptability and resourcefulness" and an acceptance that the Australian way of life is "influenced by a history that includes the Judeo-Christian beliefs and traditions brought by British settlers."

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