Terms of Reference

  1. limitations on eligibility to apply for relevant visas;
  2. waiting times for processing and integrity checking of applications for relevant visas;
  3. waiting times for the granting of relevant visa;
  4. cost of applying for relevant visas;
  5. commitments required for the granting of relevant visas;
  6. government policy settings regarding relevant visas and the role of family reunion in the Migration Program;
  7. eligibility for and access to family reunion for people who have sought protection in Australia;
  8. the suitability and consistency of government policy settings for relevant visas with Australia’s international obligations;
  9. the budgetary and governmental impacts of relevant visas, including on state, territory and local governments; and
  10. any other matters deemed relevant by the committee.

Committee Secretariat contact:

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

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