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    Of 96,542 student visas cancellations, 44,569 student visas were cancelled between June 2015 and December 2017. Over 96,000 international students convicted of assault, drug offences, robbery and sexual offences in Australia have had visas cancelled over the last seven years. The latest figures released by the Department of Home Affairs reveal 96,542 student visas have been cancelled for reasons ranging from breaching student visa conditions to failing the character requirements since 2010 till December 2017. The cancellation of student visas peaked after a number of reforms to the character and general visa cancellation was introduced through the Migration Amendment (Character and General Visa Cancellation) Bill 2014. “Between the 2013–14 and 2016–17 financial years, the number of visa cancellations on character grounds have increased by over 1400 per cent due to December 2014 legislative amendments to the Migration Act 1958,” the Department of Home Affairs noted. he government requires everyone, who wants to enter or stay in Australia, to satisfy the character requirement, including all non-citizens, sponsors of visa applicants and non-migrating family members. Assault, drug offences and violent offences were the most common reasons behind the number of character cancellations undertaken between January 1st 2017 and December 31st 2017. While New Zealand ranked as the top country with 620 visa cancellations based on character grounds, India ranked tenth on the list with 14 visa cancellations during this period. (Source: https://www.sbs.com.au/yourlanguage/hindi/en/article/2018/08/07/over-96000-student-visas-cancelled-over-past-seven-years?cx_navSource=related-side-cx#cxrecs_s)

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