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Peter Hughes: Citizenship Test Mark II – How much juice can you squeeze out of an orange?

Friday, 28th April 2017

Posted on 25 April 2017 on John Menadue – Pearls and Irritations

It seems that Coalition governments have developed a habit of squeezing the citizenship “orange” for political advantage when there are some community concerns about migrants.

Last week’s announcement by the Turnbull Coalition government, at a time of poor government performance in opinion polls, of a “toughening” of the Australian citizenship test for migrants has a familiar ring to it.

To read the full article visit John Menadue – Pearls and Irritations

Peter Hughes is currently a Visitor within the School of Demography and a Visiting Fellow at the Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University.  He was formerly Deputy Secretary, Department of Immigration and Citizenship.

 

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