Administrative, Constitutional and Migration Law

2017/18 Annual Report

The Administrative, Constitutional and Migration Law Committee met jointly with the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Committee during 2017/18.

An issue of concern which it confronted, and continues to be engaged with, is the suspension of regional certification body applications in Perth under the Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme and the removal of the Perth metropolitan area from the Scheme. The Committee has also monitored proposed amendments to the Australian citizenship legislation and changes to employer sponsored visas.

The Committee maintained a liaison with the Administrative Appeals Tribunal through membership of its Users’ Group and has sought to re-establish regular liaison with the Department of Home Affairs. The Committee also endeavoured to maintain a liaison with the Migration Institute of Australia and the Australian Institute of Administrative Law.

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