Media release: Politically motivated Bill is unnecessary & will punish refugees, victims of domestic violence

The Morrison Government is attempting to push the Strengthening the Character Test Bill through parliament for the fourth time; and it is resorting to political attacks in the attempt to do so. The Bill is unnecessary and will do harm. Despite what the Government is saying, the Bill has nothing whatsoever to do with serious offences.

This Bill:

  • Targets minor offenders.
  • Is totally unnecessary.
  • Will subject people who are of no danger to society to the rigours of indefinite detention, or deportation.
    There are no exceptions for children.
  • Will discourage people from reporting family violence, when they are financially dependent on the perpetrator.

More information: Read our media release