An interesting take on citizenship application from Professor Geoffrey Blainey, with which I agree.
“”Noted historian Geoffrey Blainey says Australia gives away cititzenship too easily — and that creates a problem for democracy.
Professor Blainey told a Sydney audience that the essence of democracy was accepting defeat at an election, even if the electorate did not know much.
“And that is a problem,” he said. “I think we give away citizenship rather too easily. Why should someone who has been in the country two or three years and does not know the language or the common discourse, why should they necessarily have a vote if voting is compulsory?’’ “”