Monthly Archives: December 2017

10-Year Visa Ban Legislation Defeated in the Senate

The Australian government’s attempt to introduce new legislation that would have imposed a 10-year visa ban on any individual who provides false or misleading information to the Department of Immigration has been defeated in the senate. While the government initially appeared confident in the legislation’s passing, it was subsequently shot down by a coalition of… Read More

Population Survey Finds Half of Australia May Support Reduced Migration

A new national survey conducted by the Australian Population Research Institute has found that nearly three quarters of those surveyed agreed that immigration levels should be reduced, while almost half said they were in favor of a partial ban on immigration from predominantly Muslim countries. The Population Research Institutes survey—which canvassed more than 2000 people—found… Read More