Administrative, Constitutional and Migration Law

2016/17 Annual Report

The Administrative, Constitutional and Migration Law Committee during 2016/17 met jointly with the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Committee.

An issue of concern which it confronted, and continues to be engaged with, is the suspension of regional certification body applications under the Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme.

The Convenor had input into the Law Council of Australia’s Regional Processing Policy Statement relating to Asylum Seekers.

The Committee maintained a liaison with the Administrative Appeals Tribunal through membership of its Users’ Group.

The Committee has conferred with the Migration Institute of Australia and the Community Legal Centres Association (WA) Inc with a view to re-establishing regular liaison with the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.

The Committee also endeavoured to maintain a liaison with the Australian Institute of Administrative Law.

For more information about this committee please email General Manager, Advocacy – Mary Woodford, advocacy@lawsocietywa.asn.au