Deportation and the Test of Character
28 April 2011
Professor Mary Crock comments on the deportation of a father of three, who has lived in Australia since he was six, because he failed a character test.
Clifford Tucker spent 12 years in jail in the 1980s and 1990s.
He came to the attention of authorities when he was charged with two assaults in 2008.
"I mean this man has children in Australia.
"All his family are here.
"He's got no connections back in England.
"And this man plainly appears to have mental disabilities.
"He's got longstanding problems."
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