With a simple idea of a simple question about which teams different people root for, Lord Norman Tebbit started a greater debate over race and identity issues. People with foreign ancestry tended to choose to root for the place them or their family came form. Although many countries are comprised of certain political and agreed upon social constructs respective to their own self, Australia is unique unto itself in the extent the common goals being the same, but prior loyalties remaining intact.
- Turnbull believes that Australian values such as, freedom, gender equality, mutual respect, rule of law and democracy, should be at the heart of qualifying for citizenship.
- Although the values listed as the core of Australian citizenship are sound, Turnbull questions whether those values are already part of the already highly diverse Australian society.
- Turnbull believes that the English portion of the test is sufficient as long as there are English lessons provided to everyone, along with extensions in qualifying times for up to four years.
“Australian political and social values are generally western democratic values – unless you add the dreaded cricket test.”