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Migration Amendment (Removal and Other Measures) Bill 2024

The Law Council appreciates the importance of a well-functioning migration program and acknowledges that this is a legitimate objective. However, it has serious concerns about the Removal Bill and recommends that it not be passed.

The Law Council regards the Removal Bill as highly disproportionate and punitive in its effect on predominantly vulnerable individuals. The Removal Bill poses serious questions about Australia’s adherence and commitment to international law, both as to treaties that Australia has ratified and as to customary international law. No evidence of any serious or widespread problem to justify this response has been produced by proponents of the Removal Bill.

In summary, the Law Council’s concerns include:

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