Applying for citizenship also will be required to provide proof of their permanent residence in the country for four years — previously this term was for one year.

About the decision became known only after two days after Australia announced its intention to tighten the rules for issuing work visas to foreigners. Turnbull said that innovation should lead to better integration of migrants into Australian society. Explaining what "Australian values", the head of the Cabinet reminded of gender equality and freedom of religion.

"Respect for women and children — the main value in Australia," Turnbull said, adding that domestic violence is unacceptable.

Changes in the migratory legislation:

- Complicated test of English language proficiency, including testing of skills of reading, speaking, listening and writing