Migration Act may need to change: Roxon

Migration Act may need to change: Roxon

Federal Attorney General Nicola Roxon has agreed that Australia’s Migration Act may need to be altered following the High Court ruling, which has found ASIO’s regulation, preventing a 36 year old refugee getting a protection visa, is invalid.

The Court found on Friday that ASIO’s policy is at odds with the Migration Act, saying the Immigration Minister Chris Bowen should be able to grant protection visa’s, even if there is an adverse assessment from ASIO.

Mr Bowen and his opposition counterpart Scott Morrison are due to sit down early this week to work out what could be changed.

Meanwhile Greens Senator Sarah Hansen-Young will introduce legislation to Parliament on Wednesday, with the aim of changing the legislation, in accordance with the ruling.

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