Migration Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2008

Type
Government
Portfolio
Immigration and Citizenship 
Originating house
Senate 
Status
Act 
Parliament no
42
Summary
Amends the:
Migration Act 1958
  to: reinstate time limits for applying to courts for judicial review of migration decisions; streamline procedures for notifying parties of Migration Review Tribunal and Refugee Review Tribunal decisions; amend border protection provisions in relation to advance passenger and crew reports, 'round trip cruises' and special purpose visas; amend visa provisions in relation to the status of certain non-citizen children and bridging visas and offences; respond to
Moore v Minister for Immigration and Citizenship
  [2007] FCA 626 by clarifying character cancellation provisions; ensure illegal foreign fishers and environmental offenders are removed from Australia when they become unlawful non-citizens; give the minister discretion when providing documents to a non-registered migration agent; and
Australian Citizenship Act 2007
  and
Australian Citizenship (Transitionals and Consequentials) Act 2007
  to: clarify provisions and remove inconsistencies; and ensure the
Australian Citizenship Act 2007
  is consistent with obligations under the United Nations Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness 1961. 

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Progress

Senate
25 Jun 2008Introduced and read a first time
25 Jun 2008Second reading moved
27 Aug 2008Second reading debate
27 Aug 2008Second reading agreed to
27 Aug 2008Committee of the Whole debate
28 Aug 2008Committee of the Whole debate

Amendment details: 13 Government agreed to
28 Aug 2008Third reading agreed to
House of Representatives
01 Sep 2008Introduced and read a first time
04 Sep 2008Second reading moved
04 Sep 2008Second reading debate
04 Sep 2008Second reading agreed to
04 Sep 2008Third reading agreed to


04 Sep 2008Text of bill as passed both Houses
15 Sep 2008Assent

Act no.: 85

Year: 2008

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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

  • 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

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