Migration Amendment (Strengthening the Character Test) Bill 2019
This submission was made to the Inquiry by a Senate Joint Standing Committee.
The submission calls for the Bill to be rejected in its entirety on numerous bases, including the unintended consequences that would flow. The Bill, the submission posits, offers no improvement in powers to cancel and does not meet its objective.
The Working Group was invited to give evidence before the Committee.
Inquiry into the Australian Government's response to the COVID-19 pandemic
This submission addresses the Australian Government's response to the pandemic, chiefly in terms of immigration detention and cancellation, as well as advocating for support for temporary visa holders.
Review processes associated with visa cancellations made on criminal grounds
This submission was made to an Inquiry by the Senate Joint Standing Committee.
The submission advocates for an administrative law system that is transparent, consistent, rational, and fair; in particular, it emphasises the importance of merits review in the Australian legal framework, and of protections for people affected by visa cancellations.