Australian nationality law determines who is and who is not an Australian citizen. The status of Australian nationality or Australian citizenship was created by the ...
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull tightened Australian citizenship rules in a further crackdown on immigration as his government seeks to boost its flagging popularity.
The Australian government unveiled sweeping new citizenship rules this week that require applicants to live here for at least four years, speak English ...
* Applicants who cheat during the citizenship test will automatically fail. Any conduct inconsistent with Australian values will be considered as part of the citizenship process. “Criminal activity including family violence or involvement in organised crime is thoroughly inconsistent with Australian values,” Mr Turnbull said.
A page about Australian citizenship and how to obtain it
Click on the relevant link below to view changes to Australian Citizenship legislation which are contained within the Australian Citizenship Act 2007.
Australia Plans To Tighten Rules For Citizenship : The Two-Way Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has proposed longer wait times, stricter English language requirements and a revamped "Australian values" test.
'Australian citizenship should be honoured, cherished. It is a privilege.' Immigration Minister Peter Dutton denied the changes were targeted at any one religion, but rather at particular behaviour and attitudes.
Migrants will face a tougher citizenship test which will assess their commitment to Australia and their attitudes to religious freedom and gender equality.