Migration Legislation Amendment (Worker Protection) Bill 2008

Type
Government
Portfolio
Immigration and Citizenship
Originating house
Senate
Status
Act
Parliament no
42
Summary
Amends the:
Migration Act 1958
to establish a framework for the sponsorship of non-citizens seeking entry to Australia which will: define sponsorship obligations for employers and other sponsors; expand powers to monitor and investigate possible non-compliance by sponsors; and introduce a civil penalty regime for non-compliance; and
Taxation Administration Act 1953
to authorise the disclosure and sharing of certain information between the Commissioner of Taxation and migration officers.

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Progress

Senate
Introduced and read a first time 24 Sep 2008
Second reading moved 24 Sep 2008
Second reading debate 25 Nov 2008
Second reading debate 26 Nov 2008
Second reading debate 27 Nov 2008
Second reading agreed to 27 Nov 2008
Third reading agreed to 27 Nov 2008
House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 01 Dec 2008
Referred to Main Committee 03 Dec 2008
Second reading moved 03 Dec 2008
Second reading debate 03 Dec 2008
Second reading agreed to 03 Dec 2008
Reported from Main Committee 03 Dec 2008
Third reading agreed to 03 Dec 2008
Text of bill as passed both Houses 03 Dec 2008
Assent
  • Act no.: 159
  • Year: 2008
18 Dec 2008

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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

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