Character Testing: Are You Good, Bad or Normal?

Character Testing: Are You Good, Bad or Normal?

It’s now harder than ever to become an Australian citizen. We live in a great country so it’s not surprising that many people want to make Australia their permanent home. While we don’t want to let just anyone into Australia, how stringent should we be on permanent residents wanting citizenship? There has been a great deal in the media about Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton and his character test. In effect since late 2014, the character test has the potential to block aspirations of being an Australian citizen.

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Do you pass the good character test for an Australian visa?

Do you pass the good character test for an Australian visa?

Getting – and keeping – an Australian visa has become a lot tougher since a strict interpretation of the country’s ‘character test’ was introduced in late 2014. Amendments to the Migration Act in September of that year swiftly led to a crackdown on ‘undesirables’ who were not deemed of good character.

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