On Thursday morning prime minister Malcolm Turnbull unveiled new stricter conditions on becoming an Australian citizen.
New questions in a test are based on “Australian values”, said Turnbull, who was backed up by immigration minister Peter Dutton, who said any perpetrators of domestic violence should not be Australian citizens.
The sudden discussion about “Australian values” left many Aussies wondering what the term really meant. Turnbull recalled the apparent Australian value of an “enormous reservoir of good sense.”
“We know that our values of mutual respect, democracy, freedom, rule of law, those values, a fair go – they are fundamental Australian values,” he said.