More than 800 serious criminals deprived of Australian visas in 2018. From them, about 100 were involved in child sex offenses or child exploitation.
Among hundreds of criminals who faced being booted from Australia last year after losing their visas were Child sex offenders and murderers.
In 2018 more than 800 non-citizen criminals had their Australian visa’s canceled under section 5 of the migration act. 500 criminals had their visa revoked due to violent crime murder, manslaughter, assault & armed robbery. Rest 300 visas were canceled due to other crimes like child sex offenses, domestic violence & sexual offices including a rape that further includes 53 people involved in domestic violence, 34 involved in sexual offenses and 13 murderers. These 800 criminals had their visas revoked in 2018 under laws that require non-citizens sentenced to 12 months or more to lose them.
There was no place in Australia for those who seek to harm others as reported by Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton. In his statement on Monday, he said, “We welcome people from all around the world, but those few who think they can live in Australia and be involved in criminal actions need to know they won’t be staying long,”
The total number of non-citizen criminals stripped of Australian visas according to the latest figures bring to 4150 since 2014, after mandatory cancellation provisions for criminals dealt sentences of 12 months or more were added on to the Migration Act.
In October draft laws to parliament by the federal government was introduced which could lead to even more foreign-born criminals getting the boot. According to this bill, any person convicted of an offense punishable by at least two years in prison could have their visa canceled also. Visa will surely strip off regardless of whether they were jailed for less time, or not jailed at all.