Migration Amendment (Reform of Employer Sanctions) Bill 2012

Type
Government
Portfolio
Immigration and Citizenship
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Parliament no
43
Summary
In response to recommendations of the
Report of the 2010 Review of the Migration Amendment (Employer Sanctions) Act 2007
in relation to the employer sanctions framework, the bill amends the
Migration Act 1958
to: amend the criminal offences, and create new non-fault civil penalty provisions, for persons who allow an unlawful non-citizen to work, refer an unlawful person to a third person for work, allow a lawful non-citizen to work in breach of a work-related visa condition or refer a lawful non-citizen to a third person for work in breach of a work-related visa condition; extend liability for contravention to a wider range of persons and entities; enable an infringement notice to be issued as an alternative to commencing civil penalty proceedings; extend the geographical jurisdiction in relation to work-related civil penalty provisions; and introduce investigation powers to allow authorised officers to gather evidence of suspected breaches.

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House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 19 Sep 2012
Second reading moved 19 Sep 2012
Referred to Federation Chamber 01 Nov 2012
Second reading debate 26 Nov 2012
Second reading debate 27 Nov 2012
Second reading agreed to 27 Nov 2012
Reported from Federation Chamber 27 Nov 2012
Third reading agreed to 27 Nov 2012
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 28 Nov 2012
Second reading moved 28 Nov 2012
Second reading debate 27 Feb 2013
Second reading agreed to 27 Feb 2013
Third reading agreed to 27 Feb 2013
Text of bill as passed both Houses 27 Feb 2013
Assent
  • Act no.: 10
  • Year: 2013
14 Mar 2013

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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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Explanatory memoranda

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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.

Proposed amendments

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Schedules of amendments

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