More power to Minister Dutton, What could go wrong?

More power to Minister Dutton, What could go wrong?

The purpose of an AAT is to ensure that decisions of the Executive arm of government is exercised within the Rule of Law.

New laws to give Peter Dutton more powers to overrule Administrative Tribunals. The immigration minister will have the power to overrule tribunal decisions he disagrees with under new citizenship changes.

Peter Dutton can already overturn the Administrative Appeals Tribunal on some visa matters, but the provision will be extended under fresh reforms to be introduced to parliament this week.

The legislation will extend permanent residency from one year to four before people can apply for citizenship, introduce a values test and will require people to demonstrate they have integrated into Australian society.

The AAT is one of the key checks & balances in relation to how govt depts make decisions in applying The law.

As I reflect: “more power to Minister Dutton, What could go wrong?”

Stephen Hall
Stephen Hall
Lives in Perth, Western Australia.

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