Tuesday, 24 November 2015
Migration Amendment (Charging for a Migration Outcome) Bill 2015; In Committee
Perhaps I could draw your attention to the Migration Act itself, at section 116(2), which indicates:
The Minister is not to cancel a visa under subsection (1), (1AA) or (1AB) if there exist prescribed circumstances in which a visa is not to be cancelled.
That is what the act actually says. Minister, why would it not be a prescribed circumstance if a person were subject to slavery or to trafficking under the Criminal Code? Why wouldn't it be a prescribed circumstance if there had been coercion of the visa holder by the sponsor or a third party—such as a labour hire company? These are practices that go on, day in and day out, in this country.