The citizenship test was one of the major reforms of the Howard government and supported by Labor at the time. It properly makes sense to review and fine tune the test but that what not the multi cultural lobby want. They want to dilute the test so it becomes meaningless.
ETHNIC groups have backed an overhaul of Australia's new citizenship test after reports thatone in five applicants are failing it.
Of the 10,636 people who have taken the test since it was introduced by the Howard government in October, 2311 - about 20 per cent - failed.
Candidates must take a 20-question quiz on Australian history, values and way of life, and show adequate competence in the English language.
The West Australian newspaper reported that new Immigration Minister Chris Evans would review the citizenship test in the wake of the failure rate and could make substantial changes to it.
NSW Anti-Discrimination Board president Stepan Kerkyasharian was critical of the test's content, saying it should rely less on culture and more on practical knowledge about Australia.
The test is supposed to discriminate. Its supposed to discriminate against people who don't understand Australian history and culture. Theres more to being a citizen then knowing the location of Centrelink. If the applicant fails they can brush up on Australian history and culture and try again. We don't expect new citizens to have university level knowledge. Hell, you only need to a 60% success level! What sort of dummies are failing it?