7 Days of Migration – 11/9/19 to 18/9/19

7 Days of Migration – 11/9/19 to 18/9/19

(11th September to 18th September 2019)

Not sure what has happened in the past week with migration? Don’t worry! We have the latest migration news and stories from the past seven days available here at your convenience. No need to do any further research, we have done it all for you.


In this week’s edition, we first have an article by the Guardian about the proposed bill to cancel visas on character grounds. The coalition has rejected this. David Coleman, the Minister for Immigration, said that “the law doesn’t discriminate based on the country of origin of the person who commits a crime – it applies equally, as it should” (the Guardian, 2019). 


Then there is the story by SBS about the Labour government opinions on the proposed changes to the cancellation of visas on character grounds. They are advised that it should not be applied retrospective. Changes to the character test previously in 2014 saw roughly 4,700 foreign criminals removed from Australia. The Labour government also attempts to provide a special consideration for New Zealanders.


These are just a few stories we have found for you. We have many more stories for you to read below.


Newspaper Articles: 

Up first, we have a story by the Guardian about proposed changes in visa cancellation; character grounds. 


Coalition rejects changes to visa cancellation bill

Secondly, we have another article by SBS about the Labour government’s views to the proposed changes to the cancellation grounds.


Labour will oppose legislation it says will lead to migrants being unfairly deported.

Next, we have another story by the Australian about the deportation of the Tamil family. They have been given another day in Australia.


Tamil family given 24-hour reprieve

Here is another article relating to the Tamil family: Biloela Tamil family granted at least one more for the federal court to hear the case

Since we did not post a seven days of migration newsletter last week, we thought to include this article . The SBS reports that the permanent residency intake in Australia has decreased dramatically.


‘Tough to get permanent residency’, as Australia’s migration intake falls to decade-low


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