The Australian Government has produced a document about family violence protection for visa holders. You can access this document on our website.
The document details what constitutes as unacceptable behaviour, and how individuals can seek help. You can refer to the Government website for further information: https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/family-violence-and-your-visa
The Australian Government has zero tolerance for family and domestic violence against anyone in the Australian community, including permanent and temporary visa holders.
Australia remains committed to protecting its population from family violence, which includes those emigrating to the country. The family visa stream accounts for a large proportion of Australia’s migration program, and 2021 brings changes to the processing of partner visas.
To further combat domestic violence, Australian sponsors will first have to be approved before they can sponsor their partner to emigrate to Australia. There will also be a new English language requirement. You can read more about the changes on our recent news item.