Migration Amendment (Unauthorised Maritime Arrivals and Other Measures) Bill 2012

Immigration and Citizenship 
Originating house
House of Representatives 
Parliament no
Amends the
Migration Act 1958
  to: implement a recommendation of the Expert Panel on Asylum Seekers to provide that asylum seekers who unlawfully arrive anywhere in Australia are subject to the same regional processing arrangements as asylum seekers who arrive at an excised offshore place; ensure that a person does not cease to be a transitory person if they have been assessed to be a refugee; provide for discretionary immigration detention of Papua New Guinea citizens who are unlawful non-citizens and are in a protected area; and provide for an annual report on the Bali Process and aspects of the Regional Cooperation Framework. 

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House of Representatives
31 Oct 2012Introduced and read a first time
31 Oct 2012Second reading moved
27 Nov 2012Second reading debate
27 Nov 2012Second reading agreed to
27 Nov 2012Consideration in detail debate

Amendment details: 1 Independent agreed to
27 Nov 2012Third reading agreed to
05 Feb 2013Introduced and read a first time
05 Feb 2013Second reading moved
16 May 2013Second reading debate
16 May 2013Second reading agreed to
16 May 2013Committee of the Whole debate

Amendment details: 3 Government agreed to
16 May 2013Third reading agreed to
House of Representatives
16 May 2013Message from Senate reported
16 May 2013Consideration of Senate message

Details: House agreed to Senate amendments

16 May 2013Text of bill as passed both Houses
20 May 2013Assent

Act no.: 35

Year: 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.

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