Migration Amendment (Charging for a Migration Outcome) Bill 2015

Type
Government
Portfolio
Immigration and Border Protection
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Parliament no
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Summary

Amends the Migration Act 1958 to: establish a criminal and civil penalty regime to make it unlawful for a person to give or receive a benefit in return for a migration outcome in relation to certain skilled work visa programs; and enable visa cancellation to be considered where the visa holder has engaged in such conduct.

Progress

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 16 Sep 2015
Second reading moved 16 Sep 2015
Second reading debate 10 Nov 2015
Second reading agreed to 10 Nov 2015
Third reading agreed to 10 Nov 2015
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 11 Nov 2015
Second reading moved 11 Nov 2015
Second reading debate 23 Nov 2015
Second reading debate 24 Nov 2015
Second reading agreed to 24 Nov 2015
Committee of the Whole debate 24 Nov 2015
Committee of the Whole debate 25 Nov 2015
Third reading agreed to 25 Nov 2015
Finally passed both Houses 25 Nov 2015
Assent
  • Act no: 161
  • Year: 2015
30 Nov 2015

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Text of bill

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Explanatory memoranda

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Proposed amendments

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Schedules of amendments

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Text of bill

  • First reading: Text of the bill as introduced into the Parliament
  • 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.
  • As passed by both houses: Final text of bill agreed to by both the House of Representatives and the Senate which is presented to the Governor-General for assent.

Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and provides an explanation of the content of the introduced version (first reading) of the bill.
  • 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

Schedules of amendments list amendments agreed to by the second house are communicated to the first house for consideration. Subsequent action by either house may also be included in a schedule.