Now Australia plans to raise the bar for acquiring citizenship

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Days after Australian prime minister Malcolm Turnbull unveiled –  on his personal Facebook page – plans to abolish Australia’s so-called “457 skilled visa programme” and replace it with a temporary visa with new requirements for temporary foreign workers, he has announced plans to make the country’s citizenship test harder to pass. In a statement today – this time not on Facebook, but on his official website, www.pm.gov.au – Turnbull said a new four-year probation period would be added to ...

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