Tuesday, 12 February 2019
That the Senate—
(b) notes that, in other issues in relation to the immigration system, when rorts and problems are identified from certain countries, the tap is turned off; and
(c) calls on the Federal Government to introduce a travel ban, similar to that imposed by the Trump administration in the United States of America, on people from countries that are known sources of radicalism coming into Australia.
The government have strengthened our migration program, including through legislation to ensure applications for temporary and permanent entry to Australia are subject to extensive background and character checks so that any individual who may pose a threat to Australia is denied entry. The government do not support a travel ban and will continue to assess each individual application on its merits, consistent with our non-discriminatory migration policy.