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Memo to LCA on Migration Amendment (Strengthening the Character Test) Bill 2018

Memo to LCA on Migration Amendment (Strengthening the Character Test) Bill 2018

By Administrative Law and Human Rights Section

Human Rights Immigration Migration Law 


The Law Institute of Victoria provided a memorandum to the Law Council of Australia to contribute to its submission to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee Inquiry into the Migration Amendment (Strengthening the Character Test) Bill 2018.

In this memorandum, the LIV outlines its concerns that the Bill is unnecessarily prescriptive, as the powers under the Bill are already available to Delegates under existing legislation, and sets too low a threshold, which will mean automatic failure of the character test.

The LIV therefore recommends that the Bill be rejected in its current form, or alternatively recommends possible amendments to ameliorate the potentially devastating consequences of the Bill in its current form for individuals and families.

Read the memorandum here


Adminsitrative Law and Human Rights Committee
P: (03) 9607 9445

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