English testing should be compulsory for citizenship: Bernardi

July 24, 2018

The Conservative Party says migrants should have to pass a compulsory English test as a pre-requisite for attaining permanent residency and citizenship.

Conservatives leader Cory Bernardi says demanding the ability to communicate in English is only common sense as it helps migrants integrate and enables them to realise their full potential in Australian society.

Citizenship minister, Alan Tudge has already identified the problem of migrants not being able to speak English when he said, “If you have a lot of people not speaking the language then you start to get social fragmentation and we don’t want to see that happen.”

Mr Tudge said he was concerned about the increase in non-English speakers in Australia, with that figure already around one million.

Senator Bernardi has told Flow FM the best way to for migrants to get ahead in Australia is for them to be able speak English.

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