Migration and Security Legislation Amendment (Review of Security Assessments) Bill 2012

Type
Private
Sponsor
 
Originating house
Senate 
Status
Not Proceeding 
Parliament no
43
Summary
Amends the:
Administrative Appeals Tribunal Act 1975
  to: enable non-citizens eligible for a protection visa to seek a merits review of their security assessment in the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT); and create the position of Special Advocate to provide support for these reviews;
Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Act 1979
  to require the Director-General of the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) to review adverse or qualified security assessments of protection visa persons every six months or on referral from the Department of Immigration and Citizenship; and
Migration Act 1958
  to require the minister to review a decision to refuse or cancel a protection visa when an adverse security assessment is revoked by an ASIO review or an AAT merits review. 

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Senate
10 Oct 2012Introduced and read a first time
10 Oct 2012Second reading moved
12 Nov 2013Lapsed at end of Parliament

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