Wednesday, January 30, 2008

About that blurry citizenship test

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Arnold Zable gets it right in an article in today's Age about the silly citizenship test, a legacy of the Howard government. I hope it will soon become a feather duster, though not likely. Why ask a prospective citizen, who may have come from a refugee camp in Sudan, what did Donald Bradman do? If I was in USA and did a similar test, would I be asked who Babe Ruth was? Maybe a pink pig in a movie, I would answer! Zable suggests that conversational English classes be funded rather than running tests that apparently have really stalled applications for citizenship.

The full article by Arnold Zable can be found here.



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