Changes to what constitutes a ‘character concern’ - and the consequences for people who have had their visas cancelled under character grounds – quietly passed in February when the Australian parliament resumed for two weeks with attention focussed on energy policy and party vote-preference deals in the Western Australia.
As part of the Kaldor Centre’s series of Legislative Briefs, Khanh Hoang explains The Migration Amendment (Character Cancellation Consequential Provisions) Act 2017 (Cth). He outlines key issues including: procedural fairness concerns; the potential for double punishment; lack of disclosure of information to the visa holder; and ability to seek judicial review.
Public attitudes to asylum seekers
The relationship between Australia’s refugee policies and Australian public opinion is an evolving and complex question. This project will build collaboration across the non-government sector and related academic disciplines to examine opinion polling, policy-making and policy outcomes.
Project director: Dr Claire Higgins
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