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Visa Cancellations - Sentencing Amendment Act 2019

Visa Cancellations - Sentencing Amendment Act 2019

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)

10/07/2019 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
The Law Society of South Australia Level 10, 178 North Terrace ADELAIDE SA 5000 AUSTRALIA
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