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Labor accuses Coalition of playing politics with ‘women and children’s lives’ in pushing visa cancellation bill

Kristina Keneally says immigration minister already has power to deport temporary visa holders who perpetrate domestic violence

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Kristina Keneally has warned the government against playing “wedge politics with women and children’s lives” after pressure from the immigration minister, Alex Hawke, to pass the Coalition’s visa cancellation bill.

Hawke will use the October and November sittings of parliament to push for a vote on the controversial Strengthening Character Test bill, which lowers the bar for cancellation of visas after conviction of offences such as breaching an apprehended violence order.

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