Migration Amendment (Strengthening the Character Test) Bill 2018

17 December 2018

© Commonwealth of Australia 2018
ISBN 978-1-76010-874-8

View the report as a single document - (PDF 321KB)

Labor Party senator's dissenting report - (PDF 2MB)

View the report as separate downloadable parts:

Members of the committee (PDF 26KB)
Recommendations (PDF 23KB)
Chapter 1 - Introduction (PDF 115KB)

Conduct of this inquiry
Structure of this report
Purpose of the bill
Key provisions of the bill
Consideration by other Parliamentary committees

Chapter 2 - The key issues (PDF 169KB)

The need for the bill
Groups affected by visa cancellations
Other issues
Committee view

Australian Greens dissenting report (PDF 47KB)

Public policy should be based on evidence
Arbitrary and non-reviewable decisions
Effects on individuals, families, and communities
Rights and welfare of children
Recognition of time and ties to Australia
Retrospectivity, and the rule of law

Appendix 1 - Public submissions (PDF 47KB)

Committee Secretariat contact:

Committee Secretary
Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 3560