LAN­GUAGE STAN­DARD RAISED FOR CIT­I­ZEN­SHIP

Montreal Gazette - - WORLD -

Aus­tralia plans to tighten its cit­i­zen­ship rules to re­quire higher English skills, longer res­i­dency and ev­i­dence of in­te­gra­tion such as a job, of­fi­cials said Thurs­day. Prime Min­is­ter Malcolm Turn­bull said the new cit­i­zen­ship test would re­flect Aus­tralian val­ues. Bud­ding cit­i­zens would have to be com­pe­tent English speak­ers and have been per­ma­nent res­i­dents for at least four years.

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