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Second Reading Speeches

Migration Amendment (Character and General Visa Cancellation) Bill 2014

Type
Government
Portfolio
Immigration and Border Protection
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Parliament no
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Summary

Amends the

Migration Act 1958
to enable a visa to be cancelled or refused for certain non-citizens by: broadening the power to refuse to grant or to cancel a visa on character grounds; allowing the minister to require a state or territory agency to disclose personal information relevant to the character test; providing for lower thresholds for cancelling temporary visas; strengthening ministerial decision making powers in relation to general visa cancellation provisions; and introducing a mandatory visa cancellation for certain non-citizens who do not pass the character test.