Friday, April 28, 2006

Immigration: Australia considers English test for citizenship

Andrew Robb, the parliamentary secretary to Immigration Minister Amanda Vanstone, has said he would consider the introduction of a compulsory citizenship test for prospective immigrants.

The test would be on the English language and Australia's values, customs, laws and history.

One MP quite rightly pointed out that many Indigenous Australians do not speak fluent English and questioned if he was suggesting that they are less Australian?