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Monday, 13 February 2017
Page: 580

Senator CASH (Western AustraliaMinister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Public Service, Minister for Employment and Minister for Women) (10:55): I have sought guidance from the departmental officials and I am advised that, in relation to reasons for a declaration, some examples of situations in which the entry of a special purpose visa holder might be declared undesirable are: a person who is listed on the Central Movement Alert List or other agency's alert list; a person who presents a national security risk to Australia, or whose entry would be contrary to Australia's national interests; a person who should not be permitted to enter Australia on health grounds; or a person whose other circumstances would make it undesirable for them to enter. Circumstances in which a declaration may be made that it is undesirable for a noncitizen who is a special purpose visa holder to travel to and enter Australia are also outlined in the policy procedure manual, I understand, in the compliance and case resolution character test—section 501—documents.