Migration Legislation Amendment (Transitional Movement) Bill 2002

Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs 
Originating house
House of Representatives 
Parliament no
Amends the
Migration Act 1958
  to: allow certain non-citizens to be brought to Australia without a visa for a temporary purpose (a “transitory person”); bar a transitory person from making a visa application whilst in Australia, unless the Minister believes it is in the public interest to do so; allow an assessment of the refugee status of certain transitory persons; stop legal proceedings being taken in relation to the transitory person’s presence in Australia; and provide clear statutory authority for the removal of the person from Australia. 

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House of Representatives
13 Mar 2002Introduced and read a first time
13 Mar 2002Second reading moved
14 Mar 2002Second reading agreed to
14 Mar 2002Third reading agreed to
20 Mar 2002Introduced and read a first time
20 Mar 2002Second reading moved
21 Mar 2002Second reading agreed to
21 Mar 2002Committee of the Whole debate

Amendment details: 1 Government agreed to
21 Mar 2002Third reading agreed to
House of Representatives
21 Mar 2002Consideration of Senate message

Details: House agreed to Senate amendment

04 Apr 2002Assent

Act no.: 10

Year: 2002

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  • Third reading: Prepared if the bill is amended by the house in which it was introduced. This version of the bill is then considered by the second house.
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  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and explains amendments proposed by the government to the bill.
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