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A cohesive multicultural society such as Australia requires a core level of integration among its members. AAP/Lukas Coch

Explainer: the proposed changes to Australian citizenship

There is a risk that if Australian citizenship is too hard to attain, it will create a two-tier system of permanent residency.
Paul Keating put the idea of a new flag, shorn of any traces of the Union Jack, on the political agenda. AAP/David Moir

Cabinet papers 1992-93: Australia moves to make Her Majesty obsolete

By the end of 1992, Paul Keating had done more than anyone to place on the political agenda issues of national identity that had been either dead or dormant for years.
Democracy can only work if students realise the importance of active citizenship, but citizenship education has lost its way under David Cameron’s government. Number 10/flickr

If democratic citizenship is a universal right, how can we so neglect citizenship education?

UK schools introduced citizenship education in 2002, but early gains have been reversed. The state of democracy and the Brexit vote suggest the need for informed citizens has never been greater.

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