Migration Litigation Reform Bill 2005

Originating house
House of Representatives 
Parliament no
Amends the
Migration Act 1958
  and 4 other Acts in relation to migration litigation by: increasing the role of the Federal Magistrates Court (FMC); ensuring identical grounds of review in migration cases in the High Court and the FMC; imposing uniform extendable time limits for applications for judicial review of migration decisions; improving court processes to facilitate quicker handling of cases; deterring unmeritorious applications by broadening the grounds on which a court can summarily dispose of proceedings; and making the Chief Federal Magistrate responsible for the administration of the FMC. 

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House of Representatives
10 Mar 2005Introduced and read a first time
10 Mar 2005Second reading moved
10 May 2005Second reading agreed to
10 May 2005Third reading agreed to
11 May 2005Introduced and read a first time
11 May 2005Second reading moved
12 Oct 2005Second reading debate
07 Nov 2005Second reading agreed to
07 Nov 2005Committee of the Whole debate
07 Nov 2005Third reading agreed to

15 Nov 2005Assent

Act no.: 137

Year: 2005

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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.
  • Revised explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and explains the amended version (third reading) of the bill. It supersedes the explanatory memorandum.

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