As mentioned on A Current Affair they talked about new (or proposed) citizinship requirements for anybody wanting to become a citizen of Australia that they pass a knowledge and language (if English is not their first language) test as well as obviously be here for the required amount of time.
Thoughts? Personally I think it is a good thing, if you are going to move to another country you should take the time to learn the language (if you don't speak it) and at least learn a thing or two about the country your moving to or at worst enough so you can get by without looking an idiot and what besides what happens if something goes wrong and you need help and it isn't possible to get a translator in, you would at least be able to get your message across.
IMO I realise that it might be easier and they probably better over here, but I can never see the point in moving (for example) to Sydney if your Italian and living an Italian community or of another culture and not venture out and actually be independant and see the real country. But if they want to I guess then let them.
I have nothing against multicultralism (don't how it can be but you never know with people like CC) so what other people's thoughts?