Migration Amendment (Protection and Other Measures) Bill 2014

Immigration and Border Protection 
Originating house
House of Representatives 
Parliament no
Amends the
Migration Act 1958
  to: clarify the responsibilities of asylum seekers to provide and substantiate claims in relation to protection visas; enable the Refugee Review Tribunal to draw an unfavourable inference about the credibility of claims or evidence raised by a protection visa applicant for the first time at the review stage; create grounds to refuse a protection visa application when an applicant refuses or fails to establish their identity, nationality or citizenship; provide that a protection visa will not be granted to a family applicant unless the visa was applied for before the family visa holder was granted their visa; define the risk threshold for assessing Australia’s non-refoulement obligations under certain treaties; amend the framework in relation to unauthorised maritime arrivals and transitory persons who can make a valid application for a visa; provide for changes to the processes and administration of the Migration Review Tribunal and the Refugee Review Tribunal; and clarify when a review of a decision in relation to an application is ‘finally determined’. 

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House of Representatives
25 Jun 2014Introduced and read a first time
25 Jun 2014Second reading moved
22 Sep 2014Second reading debate
22 Sep 2014Second reading agreed to
22 Sep 2014Consideration in detail debate
22 Sep 2014Third reading agreed to
25 Sep 2014Introduced and read a first time
25 Sep 2014Second reading moved
16 Mar 2015Second reading debate
19 Mar 2015Second reading debate
19 Mar 2015Second reading agreed to
19 Mar 2015Committee of the Whole debate
25 Mar 2015Committee of the Whole debate

Amendment details: 12 Government and 2 Opposition agreed to
25 Mar 2015Third reading agreed to
House of Representatives
25 Mar 2015Consideration of Senate message

Details: House agreed to Senate amendments

25 Mar 2015Finally passed both Houses
13 Apr 2015Assent

Act no.: 35

Year: 2015

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