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Managing Australia’s Migrant Intake

The submission to the Department of Home Affair’s (DHA) Policy Consultation Paper entitled Managing Australia’s Migrant Intake was prepared by the Law Council. 

The Law Council is grateful for the assistance of the Law Institute of Victoria and the Migration Law Committee of the Federal Litigation and Dispute Resolution Section in preparation of this submission.

The Law Council offers the following comments for consideration which are largely based on material provided to it by the Law Institute of Victoria.

The Law Council understands that the Consultation Paper is a preliminary step in what is likely to be a lengthy and multi-step process. As such, the Law Council looks forward to the opportunity to provide more substantive comments once further work has been undertaken by DHA. In this regard, the Law Council welcomes the opportunity for continued dialogue with DHA, and is highly supportive of the regular bilateral policy meetings that currently occur between DHA and representatives of the Law Council’s Migration Law Committee.

In responding to the Consultation Paper, the Law Council refers to its earlier submission to the 2017 consultation entitled Visa Simplification: Transforming Australia’s Visa System. Much of the content of that response is relevant to the questions posed by the current Consultation Paper, and it is recommended that these responses be read together.

You can read the full submission below.

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