“The Australian community expects that aspiring citizens demonstrate their allegiance to our country and commitment to live in accordance with Australian laws and values and be willing to integrate into and become contributing members of the Australian community” – Border Protection Minister Peter Dutton.
“Kim Rubenstein, a professor in the College of Law and a Public Policy Fellow at the Australian National University, said aspects of the bill were draconian and exclusive, shifting the balance of citizenship in Australia and giving the government unprecedented power.”
“Activist group GetUp! said the law would create an underclass of migrants prevented from attaining citizenship and from equality with the rest of society.”
That pretty-much wraps it up – read the full article “Values test proposed in Australia: Immigrants expected to pledge allegiance to Aussie laws and values” – Toronto Sun, June 15th, 2017 – here.