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Carina Ford appears before the Senate's Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee

On 19 August 2018, along with other representatives from the Law Council of Australia, Carina Ford appeared in front of the Australian Senate's Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee to discuss the Migration Amendment (Strengthening the Character Test) Bill 2019.

The bill would amend the character test in section 501 of the Migration Act 1958 to provide grounds to consider visa cancellation or refusal where a non-citizen has been convicted of a serious crime, and make consequential amendments to the definition of ‘character concern’.

The bill has generated some media interest as well:

https://thewest.com.au/politics/lawyers-concerned-over-proposed-visa-laws-ng-s-1962213

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Rick Gunn