Financing the smuggling of migrants in Australia

Schloenhardt, Andreas and Cottrell, Thomas (2014) Financing the smuggling of migrants in Australia. Criminal Law Journal, 38 5: 265-286.

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Author Schloenhardt, Andreas
Cottrell, Thomas
Title Financing the smuggling of migrants in Australia
Journal name Criminal Law Journal   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0314-1160
Publication date 2014-01-01
Year available 2014
Sub-type Article (original research)
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 38
Issue 5
Start page 265
End page 286
Total pages 22
Place of publication Rozelle, NSW, Australia
Publisher Lawbook Co.
Language eng
Abstract In 2010, new offences were added to Australia's Migration Act 1958 (Cth) and Criminal Code (Cth) to criminalise financially supporting the smuggling of migrants. Further reforms followed in 2011 to prevent and suppress the use of alternative remittance systems to finance migrant smuggling. These measures have significant implications for Australia's migrant communities who frequently use the informal financial sector to support their families in their countries of origin. It is also not uncommon for migrant communities to provide the funds that will enable future migration of their relatives. This article explores and analyses the relevant laws designed to combat the financing of migrant smuggling and reflects on the actual and potential impact on the remittance flow between diaspora and home communities, and the ability of the legislative and regulatory measures to reduce the levels of migrant smuggling to Australia.
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