Wednesday, 11 September 2019
Migration Amendment (Streamlining Visa Processing) Bill 2019; Second Reading
I would like to thank all members for their contribution to the debate on the Migration Amendment (Streamlining Visa Processing) Bill 2019. This bill enables the collection of personal identifiers to be a prerequisite to making a valid visa application. It supports the electronic lodgement of visa applications and efficient visa processing by the Department of Home Affairs. It also enhances the integrity of Australia's visa programs and helps to protect Australians from persons who are a criminal threat or a risk to national security. In summary, I believe that the bill deserves the support of all members, and I commend the bill to the House.