Friday, September 15, 2006

australian immigration policy

so australia is trying to set new standards for immigrants, and there are talks in new zealand of following suit. in australia it looks like immigrants will have to pass an english proficiency test and an australian history and values test. there's also talk of imposing some kind of pledge that tourists must sign about adhering to australian values before entering the country. i wonder if australian values officially include prejudice and discrimination, or if that's just a perk.

1 comment:

Claire said...

The immigrant standards at least don't sound any worse than the current American ones. Couldn't open up the actual tourist pledge article though.