Inquiry into: The efficacy, fairness, timeliness and costs of the processing and granting of visa classes which provide for or allow for family and partner reunions

Liberty Victoria

The legal and policy frameworks governing family reunification unjustly
discriminate based on the mode of arrival in Australia.
These discriminatory laws and policies prevent people from reuniting with
their loved ones. This has a significantly harsh impact on these people
and their immediate families overseas, many of whom are highly
vulnerable and survivors of torture, sexual violence and other abhorrent
human rights abuses.
No compelling case has been put forward by the Government to justify the
continuation of these discriminatory and disproportionate laws and

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