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The Australian Government has confirmed that changes will be made to the Australian Citizenship Exam by including a section on National Values.

Minister of Immigration, Citizenship, Migration Services and Multicultural Affairs Alan Tudge said the new questions will be included in the exams starting November 15, so he hopes that applicants will understand and commit to Australian values, such as freedom of expression, mutual respect, equality, democracy and state law.

What kind of questions will be found in the new exam?

This updated exam will feature 20 multiple-choice questions, including five new questions about national values.

The applicant must correctly answer all five questions about national values and obtain a score of at least 75% to pass the exam.

Here are some examples you can find on the exam:

These are not the exact questions of the test. They are examples of questions that can be found on the Immigration Department online practice exam.

  • In Australia, is it acceptable for a husband to be violent towards his wife if she disobeyed or disrespected him?
  • Should people’s freedom of expression be respected in Australia?
  • Should people in Australia make an effort to learn English?
  • Why is it important for all Australian citizens to vote for the state and federal Parliament?
  • Do you agree that men and women should have equal opportunities in pursuing their objectives and interests?
  • In Australia, can you encourage violence against a person or group of people if you have been insulted?
  • Should people tolerate each other when they disagree?
  • In Australia, are people free to choose who they marry or don’t marry?

What is the difference between permanent residence and citizenship?

If you are a permanent resident, you will be able to live, study and work permanently in Australia, but you will not be entitled to an Australian passport.

Permanent residents must have a valid permanent visa to return to Australia as permanent residents. Instead, citizens can leave and return to Australia as many times as they like.

Also, citizens can vote in federal, state or territorial elections, they can vote in a referendum or constitutional plebiscite, they can apply for election to Parliament.

Among other things, they can register their children when they are born in another country as Australian citizens.

Citizens can also ask for help from an Australian embassy or consulate if they come to present any inconvenience abroad.

The number of people becoming citizens each year:

Over the past five years, more than 686,000 people have been granted Australian citizenship, including a record of 204,000 people in the period 2019-2020.

During the pandemic by COVID-19, more than 84,000 online ceremonies were held for people receiving Australian citizenship. Among the main nationalities granted citizenship are India, the United Kingdom, China, the Philippines and Pakistan.

According to the Ministry of Immigration, there has been a 27% increase in the number of visas issued during the period 2019-2020.

According to a study conducted by Gallup Migration Research Centre in 2018 on population growth. If people could choose where they would like to emigrate, Australia’s potential net migration rate would increase by 179%. Australia would host more than 44 million people, up from 24.99 million today.

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