Criminal deportation bill could have ‘chilling’ effect: Lawyers

Liberty Victoria president Michael Stanton said the bill proposed a “one size fits all” approach that could result in the deportation of people who are inadvertently caught up in the criminal justice system.

“There’s no distinction between a very serious recidivous sexual offender where no one would take issue that their visa should be cancelled and someone who might have engaged in consensual sexting and fallen foul of the law,” he told The New Daily.

“This would effectively ignore all that and lump everyone in the same basket.”

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Stephanie Richards