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Time to limit ministerial discretion in the immigration system

Peter Dutton’s use of ministerial discretion to grant visas to two foreign au pairs raises large questions about the propriety of his actions as minister for immigration.

  • Shawn Rajanayagam
  • The Age

But, more importantly, the ongoing debate presents Parliament with an opportunity to introduce real limits on ministerial discretion in the immigration system so as to prevent those discretions from being used inequitably and…

FrAl 1aIn granting visas to the au pairs, it seems that Mr Dutton exercised a power under the Migration Act that permits the Minister for Immigration to grant a visa if satisfied that doing so is in the…

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