Home

Australia Bans Travelers With History Of Domestic Violence

By Leah Freeman-Haskin

Share

On February 28, Australia passed a law banning travelers with a history of domestic violence charges against women or children from entering the country.

This new law will impact potential visitors from any country in the world and no matter where or when the crime was committed. Additionally, you will be swiftly kicked out of the country if you are currently visiting or living in Australia on a visa and have a record of domestic violence charges.

Australia has been very vocal about their lack of tolerance for domestic violence criminals in the past, denying entry visas to both Chris Brown and boxer Floyd Mayweather due to their previous convictions.

RELATED: Australia Recognizes Orphanage Trafficking As Modern-Day Slavery

Australia is sending a very clear message: ”If you’ve been convicted of a violent crime against women or children, you are not welcome in this country,” said Immigration Minister David Coleman in a public statement.

This new law piggybacks existing legislation that rejects or removes visitor visas if the traveler has ever been sentenced to 12 months or more in jail for any crime.


“By cancelling the visas of criminals we have made Australia a safer place,” Coleman said. “These crimes inflict long-lasting trauma on the victims and their friends and family, and foreign criminals who commit them are not welcome in our country.”

RELATED: A Complete List Of Countries American Travelers Need Visas To Enter

It seems that these policies have been put into effect in an attempt to lower domestic crime rates within the country and make citizens feel safer, protected, and more supported by their government. However, New Zealand has argued that the new legislation is unfair to foreign offenders who have served their time and now call Australia home. 

 

[Source: The Epoch Times]

Share
Travel Noire

Leah Freeman-Haskin

Want more?

Get exclusive, unpublished tips from Travel Noire's CEO to help you get off the beaten path, into the hearts of locals and onto a better, more cultured life.

Too Boujie For Camping: The Top Glamping Experiences Around The World

Too Boujie For Camping: The Top Glamping Experiences Around The World

There’s camping and then there’s glamping. Two very different experiences for two different types of travelers. If the thought of sleeping on the ground and trekking through the woods to use the “bathroom” send chills down your spine, then maybe glamping is for you. Consider some of these glamping experiences for a change of pace. […]

Leah Freeman-Haskin

Dive Into These Top 5 Snorkeling Sites Around The World

Dive Into These Top 5 Snorkeling Sites Around The World

With climate change quickly endangering the beauty and vitality of these underwater wonderlands, now is the time to explore these precious aquatic worlds that many scientists believe could be completely gone by the year 2050. Ambergris Caye, Belize Outside of Australia, Belize is home to the largest barrier reef in the world at 185 miles. […]

Leah Freeman-Haskin

JetStar Launches “Get Overseas Sale” With Cheap Flights To Hawaii and Asia

JetStar Launches “Get Overseas Sale” With Cheap Flights To Hawaii and Asia

Australia-based budget airline JetStar has launched a huge summer sale with affordable flights departing from the land down under to all over Asia and the Pacific. The airline’s “Get Overseas” sale includes one-way flights from Sydney or Melbourne to Hawaii for only $189. Australia is currently in the middle of its winter season and JetStar’s […]

Danielle Dorsey