Migration Amendment (Detention Arrangements) Bill 2005

Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs 
Originating house
House of Representatives 
Parliament no
Amends the
Migration Act 1958
  in relation to: detention of unlawful non-citizens, particularly minors; granting of visas to persons in detention, including a removal pending bridging visa; and the role of the Commonwealth Ombudsman in reviewing the cases of persons who have been in immigration detention for more than 2 years. 

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House of Representatives
21 Jun 2005Introduced and read a first time
21 Jun 2005Second reading moved
22 Jun 2005Second reading agreed to
22 Jun 2005Third reading agreed to
23 Jun 2005Introduced and read a first time
23 Jun 2005Second reading moved
23 Jun 2005Second reading agreed to
23 Jun 2005Committee of the Whole debate

Amendment details: 17 Opposition agreed to
23 Jun 2005Third reading agreed to
House of Representatives
23 Jun 2005Consideration of Senate message

Details: House disagreed to Senate amendments
23 Jun 2005Consideration of House of Reps message

Details: Senate did not insist on amendments disagreed to

29 Jun 2005Assent

Act no.: 79

Year: 2005

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  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and explains amendments proposed by the government to the bill.
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