The government’s proposal to strengthen the “character test”, which allows it to cancel the visas of people convicted of certain crimes, is unnecessary given the minister’s already vast powers.
Refugees have waited in limbo for almost two years for Australia’s borders to reopen. So, why hasn’t Australia done more to ramp up its resettlement program, like Canada and the US?
Scott Morrison says that recalcitrant party members should leave things to the professionals, revealing his penchant for control as a standoff surrounding NSW preselection continues
The tennis star’s deportation will be politically popular in Australia, but it is likely to further infuriate Serbia.
With his Australian visa now cancelled for a second time, the tennis star will likely not be able to chase history at his most successful Grand Slam tournament.
The personal powers of the immigration minister to grant or cancel visas are extremely broad and powerful. And this isn’t the first time they’ve courted controversy.
Three members of the Biloela Tamil family have been given bridging visas for three months, which will allow the parents work and study rights.
The Murugappans have been fighting to stay in Australia for years. All the while, Sri Lanka has one of the worst records of state-perpetrated violence against civilians in the early 21st century.
The Tamil asylum seekers will be moved from Christmas Island to Perth community detention while they pursue legal matters and their youngest child receives hospital care.