The Australian Government has reintroduced a bill to change the Migration Act which could see a fivefold increase in the number of people facing deportation or visa refusal.
The fivefold increase has been calculated using figures from the Judicial Commission of NSW on the assumption that visa holders have a similar criminal profile to that of the general population.
A previous attempt to change the character test was shelved by the Australian Government in the previous parliament after the legislation was not brought to a vote in the House of Representatives.
Immigration Minister David Coleman has said the tougher character test was an “important” measure that would send “a clear and unequivocal message” that an Australian visa was a privilege granted only to those of good character.
Contact one of our ‘Immigration Law Specialists’ at ASC Migration who have been representing clients since 2003
Contact Us as soon as possible ASC Migration are highly skilled and experienced. Our principal migration agent has been successfully representing clients since 2003.