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The neighbours go to the polls: upcoming elections in Australia’s region

While much of the global focus in 2017 will be on the implications of a new administration in the US and political contests in countries such as Germany and France, there will also be important elections in Australia’s region. Read more...

How does Australia’s citizenship test compare?

Following a leaked draft Cabinet document last year which reportedly proposed revamping the citizenship test ‘to strengthen accountability for commitments made at citizenship conferral’, the Immigration Minister, Peter Dutton, has now suggested through the media that a new test is needed which would ‘more embrace Australian values’ rather than focussing on ‘Australian trivia’. So let’s take a look at Australia’s current citizenship test and what some other countries do. Read more...

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