Migration Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2008 [2009]

Immigration and Citizenship 
Originating house
Parliament no
Amends the
Migration Act 1958
  to: clarify that the Migration Review Tribunal and the Refugee Review Tribunal may invite either orally or in writing, review applicants or third parties to give information; reinstate uniform time limits for applying for judicial review of a migration decision in the Federal Magistrates Court, Federal Court and High Court; and limit the appeals against judgments by the Federal Magistrates Court and the Federal Court that make an order or refuse to make an order to extend time to apply for judicial review of migration decisions. 

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03 Dec 2008Introduced and read a first time
03 Dec 2008Second reading moved
04 Feb 2009Second reading debate
04 Feb 2009Second reading agreed to
04 Feb 2009Committee of the Whole debate
04 Feb 2009Third reading agreed to
House of Representatives
05 Feb 2009Introduced and read a first time
12 Feb 2009Second reading moved
12 Feb 2009Second reading debate
12 Feb 2009Second reading agreed to
12 Feb 2009Third reading agreed to

12 Feb 2009Text of bill as passed both Houses
25 Feb 2009Assent

Act no.: 10

Year: 2009

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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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