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

Type
Government
Portfolio
Immigration and Citizenship
Originating house
Senate
Status
Act
Parliament no
42
Summary
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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Senate
Introduced and read a first time 03 Dec 2008
Second reading moved 03 Dec 2008
Second reading debate 04 Feb 2009
Second reading agreed to 04 Feb 2009
Committee of the Whole debate 04 Feb 2009
Third reading agreed to 04 Feb 2009
House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 05 Feb 2009
Second reading moved 12 Feb 2009
Second reading debate 12 Feb 2009
Second reading agreed to 12 Feb 2009
Third reading agreed to 12 Feb 2009
Text of bill as passed both Houses 12 Feb 2009
Assent
  • Act no.: 10
  • Year: 2009
25 Feb 2009

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Text of bill

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Explanatory memoranda

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Proposed amendments

Senate

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Schedules of amendments

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Bills digest

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Notes

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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

Circulated by members and senators when they propose to make changed to the bill. For details about the outcome of proposed amendments please refer to either theĀ Votes and Proceedings (House of Representatives) or the Journals (Senate).

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.

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