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Australia Is Preventing Anyone Found Guilty of Domestic Violence From Entering the Country

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Australia recently made headlines after they revealed that they had banned 1,067 parents, who have repeatedly ignored court demands to pay child support, from traveling internationally until they settle their books. And now, the country is sending a strong message to domestic abusers from around the world.   

Australia recently broadened a migration law to prevent any person who has been convicted of domestic violence anywhere in the world from getting a visa to enter the country.  

The Epoch Times reports that in December of last year, the Australian federal government issued a Ministerial Direction to visa decision-makers under s499 of the Migration Act 1958. In English, the instruction means that anyone known to be convicted of violent crimes against woman and children in any part of the world will be denied a visa to enter Australia. 

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