Migration Amendment (Strengthening the Character Test) Bill 2021 [Provisions]

January 2022

© Commonwealth of Australia 2022
ISBN: 978-1-76093-340-1

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Chapter 1—Introduction

   Previous bills and committee inquiries
  Conduct of this inquiry
  Structure of this report
  Purpose of the bill
  Existing character test
  Key provisions of the bill
  Consideration by other parliamentary committees

Chapter 2—Key Issues

  The need for the bill
  Definition of 'designated offence'
  Australia's international and human rights obligations
  Impact on certain groups
  Other issues raised in evidence
  Committee view

Labor Senators' dissenting report

  Previous bill - Migration Amendment (Strengthening the Character Test) Bill 2019 [Provisions]
  Conduct of the inquiry
  Trans-Tasman relations
  Pre-Existing Powers under the Migration Act

Australian Greens dissenting report

Appendix 1—Submissions and Additional Information

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