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Business Visa: Non-Government Senators and Policy Shift

business visa: There is no support for that bill at present, Morrison told reporters, according to CTV. The centre-left opposition Labor Party argues that a lifetime ban on refugees ever visiting Australia on a tourist or business visa was unnecessary and against Australia's interests. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Wednesday he was willing to brief non-government senators on the travel ban bill. The conservative government is under mounting pressure to relax its five-year-old policy of banning asylum seekers who come by boat from ever settling in Australia. Morrison's policy shift could also be influenced by a crucial byelection in a progressive Sydney electorate on Saturday. The policy has effectively ended the people smuggling traffic, but concerns are mounting over the fates of hundreds of asylum seekers languishing in an immigration camp on Nauru and male-only facilities on Papua New Guinea. ( As reported in the news.