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

September 2019

© Commonwealth of Australia 2019
ISBN: 978-1-76010-994-3

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Chapter 1—Introduction

  Previous bill and committee inquiry
  Conduct of this inquiry
  Structure of this report
  Purpose of the bill
  Existing character provisions
  Key provisions of the bill
  Consideration by other parliamentary committees
  Note on references

Chapter 2—Key issues

  The need for the bill
  The definition of 'designated offence'
  Failing the character test due to conviction for a designated offence
  Discretion in decisions to refuse or cancel a visa
  Human rights implications and the effect of visa cancellations
  Other issues
  Committee view

Labor Senators' dissenting report

Australian Greens dissenting report

Appendix 1—Submissions and answers to questions on notice

Appendix 2—Hearing

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