Liberty Victoria strongly opposes the Bill and calls for an inquiry into the character
visa cancellation and refusal framework.
Our principal concerns with the Bill can be summarised as follows:
December 21, 2021
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...
April 30, 2021
No compelling case has been put forward by the Government to justify the proposed amendments and they are entirely unnecessary and disproportionate;
The amendments would provide the Minister with an...
June 18, 2020
For the following reasons, Liberty Victoria recommends the Bill not be passed, and the current automatic citizenship loss provisions be repealed. a. Citizenship loss provisions, both discretionary...
October 17, 2019
The Bill seeks to amend the Migration Act 1958 (the Act) by introducing a twelfth set of circumstances in which a person will necessarily fail the character test enunciated at s.501(6) of the Act:...
August 16, 2019
These amendments seek to impose a lifetime ban on obtaining a visa (for people who arrived by boat after July 2013) to travel to or remain in Australia, subject to a personal non-compellable non-...
August 16, 2019
Liberty Victoria continues to oppose the of the Australian Citizenship Amendment (Allegiance to Australia) Bill 2015, in light of their subsequent operation. While limited public information is...
July 8, 2019
The Bill amends the Migration Act 1958 (Cth) to empower the Minister for Immigration and Border Protection to ban mobile phones and other items in immigration detention centres. It also expands...
October 20, 2017
We support the Commonwealth Government’s commitment to ratify the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (OPCAT).
August 7, 2017