Migration Legislation Amendment (The Bali Process) Bill 2012

Originating house
House of Representatives 
Not Proceeding 
Parliament no
Responds to the High Court’s decision in
Plaintiff M70/2011 v Minister for Immigration and Citizenship
  [2011] HCA 32 by amending the:
Migration Act 1958
  to replace the existing framework for taking offshore entry persons to another country for assessment of their claims to be refugees; and
Immigration (Guardianship of Children) Act 1946
  in relation to the making and implementation of any decision to remove, deport or take a non-citizen child from Australia. The amendments made by this proposed Act have effect only for a period of 12 months. 

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House of Representatives
13 Feb 2012Introduced and read a first time
19 Mar 2012Referred to Federation Chamber
19 Mar 2012Second reading moved
31 May 2012Reported from Federation Chamber
31 May 2012Second reading debate
31 May 2012Second reading agreed to
27 Jun 2012Consideration in detail debate

Amendment details: 1 Independent agreed to
27 Jun 2012Third reading agreed to
28 Jun 2012Introduced and read a first time
28 Jun 2012Second reading moved
28 Jun 2012Second reading debate
28 Jun 2012Second reading negatived

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

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