Migration Amendment (Temporary Sponsored Visas) Bill 2013

Type
Government
Portfolio
Immigration and Citizenship 
Originating house
House of Representatives 
Status
Act 
Parliament no
43
Summary
Amends the:
Migration Act 1958
  to: require the minister to establish the Ministerial Advisory Council on Skilled Migration to provide advice in relation to the temporary sponsored work visa program; require sponsors participating in the temporary sponsored work visa program to undertake labour market testing in relation to nominated occupations; provide that labour market testing is undertaken after redundancies and retrenchments have occurred; provide for enforceable undertakings between the minister and approved sponsors in relation to sponsorship; and enable Fair Work inspectors to monitor sponsorship compliance;
Migration Act 1958
  and Migration Regulations 1994 to set out the requirements to be met by approved sponsors when undertaking labour market testing; and Migration Regulations 1994 to extend the period in which certain visa holders can seek new sponsored employment. 

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Progress

House of Representatives
06 Jun 2013Introduced and read a first time
06 Jun 2013Second reading moved
19 Jun 2013Second reading debate
20 Jun 2013Second reading debate
24 Jun 2013Second reading debate
25 Jun 2013Second reading debate
26 Jun 2013Second reading debate
26 Jun 2013Second reading agreed to
26 Jun 2013Consideration in detail debate

Amendment details: 16 Government agreed to
27 Jun 2013Consideration in detail debate
27 Jun 2013Third reading agreed to
Senate
28 Jun 2013Introduced and read a first time
28 Jun 2013Second reading moved
28 Jun 2013Second reading debate
28 Jun 2013Second reading agreed to
28 Jun 2013Third reading agreed to


28 Jun 2013Text of bill as passed both Houses
29 Jun 2013Assent

Act no.: 122

Year: 2013

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