Since Q1 of 2017, the Australian government has proposed strict regulations for foreigners looking to gain Australian citizenship. This has now been made even more challenging because the applicant is expected to be fluent in English (or pass a university-level language exam), even if they are not a native English speaker. 

Australia's government says the reason for such a strict protocol is that they are looking to increase high-skilled employees moving into Australia, critics argue this point. Corporations who have sent their employees on assignment with intentions to localize, may need to look into providing language training to ensure their level of English will meet the proposed English language requirement.