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
24 Sep 2008Introduced and read a first time
24 Sep 2008Second reading moved
25 Nov 2008Second reading debate
26 Nov 2008Second reading debate
27 Nov 2008Second reading debate
27 Nov 2008Second reading agreed to
27 Nov 2008Third reading agreed to
House of Representatives
01 Dec 2008Introduced and read a first time
03 Dec 2008Referred to Main Committee
03 Dec 2008Second reading moved
03 Dec 2008Second reading debate
03 Dec 2008Second reading agreed to
03 Dec 2008Reported from Main Committee
03 Dec 2008Third reading agreed to


03 Dec 2008Text of bill as passed both Houses
18 Dec 2008Assent

Act no.: 159

Year: 2008

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Explanatory memoranda

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Text of bill

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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

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  • 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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