The Bill amends the Migration Act 1958 to remove the criterion for the grant of a protection visa on the basis of complementary protection grounds; and makes consequential amendments.

Anti-Slavery Australia submits that complementary protection offered victims of human trafficking the chance of a visa without relying on their participation in the criminal justice procedure. The legislation proposes that these provisions be replaced with an administrative process. Anti-Slavery Australia recommends against this and expresses grave concern about the lack of clarity over what this process will involve.

Anti-Slavery Australia Submission to the Inquiry into Migration Amendment (Regaining Control over Australia’s Protection Obligations) Bill 2013 (2014)