Migration Amendment (Strengthening the Character Test and Other Provisions) Bill 2011

Type
Government
Portfolio
Immigration and Citizenship 
Originating house
House of Representatives 
Status
Act 
Parliament no
43
Summary
Amends the
Migration Act 1958
  to: enable the minister to refuse to grant, or to cancel, a visa or temporary safe haven visa when a person has been convicted of a criminal offence while in immigration detention; and increase the penalty for the manufacture, possession, use or distribution of weapons by immigration detainees from three to five years imprisonment. 

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Progress

House of Representatives
11 May 2011Introduced and read a first time
11 May 2011Second reading moved
30 May 2011Second reading debate
31 May 2011Second reading agreed to
31 May 2011Third reading agreed to
Senate
14 Jun 2011Introduced and read a first time
14 Jun 2011Second reading moved
04 Jul 2011Second reading debate
04 Jul 2011Second reading agreed to
04 Jul 2011Committee of the Whole debate
04 Jul 2011Third reading agreed to


04 Jul 2011Text of bill as passed both Houses
25 Jul 2011Assent

Act no.: 81

Year: 2011

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Text of bill

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Explanatory memoranda

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Proposed amendments

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Text of bill

  • First reading: Text of the bill as introduced into the Parliament
  • 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.
  • As passed by both houses: Final text of bill agreed to by both the House of Representatives and the Senate which is presented to the Governor-General for assent.

Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and provides an explanation of the content of the introduced version (first reading) of the bill.
  • 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.

Proposed amendments

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Schedules of amendments

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