Visa Cancellation - Sentencing Amendment Act 2019
Visa Cancellation - Sentencing Amendment Act 2019
Recording and Paper
1.5 CPD Units in Professional Skills

Presenter: Chris Johnston - Work Visa Lawyers
Chair: Jennifer Stefanac - Jennifer Stefanac, Barrister and Solicitor

Could your client be subject to a visa cancellation?

Many long term residents of Australia have not taken that next step to become Australian citizens, which puts them at risk of a visa cancellation should they ever be charged with a criminal offence or fail the character test.

This session is important for any criminal lawyer with non-citizen clients:

facing charges leading to 12 months or more imprisonment

charged with committing drug related, violent or sexual offences.

This session aims to cover the following:

The Department of Home Affairs powers to cancel a visa on character grounds

The Visa cancellation process

Practical tips when charges are laid
Practical tips for sentencing submissions
Process of Removal and Deportation
Character for Australian Citizenship applications
This sessions will also cover:

Update on Sentencing (Suspended and Community based custodial sentences) Amendment Act 2019 (SA), which was introduced on 23 May 2019 this year, impacts non-citizen clients who could be facing visa cancellations.
11 Minute Decision of Minister Peter Dutton overturned – Chetcuti v Minister for Immigration and Border Protection [2019] FCAFC 112 92 (2 July 2019)

Recorded 3rd July 2019

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