Migration Amendment (Strengthening the Character Test) Bill 2019 [Provisions]

On 4 July 2019 the Senate referred the provisions of the Migration Amendment (Strengthening the Character Test) Bill 2019 to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 13 September 2019.

The deadline for submission to the inquiry is 7 August 2019.

Committee Secretariat contact:

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

Phone: +61 2 6277 3560

About this inquiry

The bill would amend the character test in section 501 of the Migration Act 1958 to provide grounds to consider visa cancellation or refusal where a non-citizen has been convicted of a serious crime, and make consequential amendments to the definition of ‘character concern’.

Past Public Hearings

19 Aug 2019: Canberra


Inquiry Status

Submissions closed


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