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  • Migration Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2008

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    25 Jun 2008 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Immigration and Citizenship 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Migration Act 1958
    to: reinstate time limits for applying to courts for judicial review of migration decisions; streamline procedures for notifying parties of Migration Review Tribunal and Refugee Review Tribunal decisions; amend border protection provisions in relation to advance passenger and crew reports, 'round trip cruises' and special purpose visas; amend visa provisions in relation to the status of certain non-citizen children and bridging visas and offences; respond to
    Moore v Minister for Immigration and Citizenship
    [2007] FCA 626 by clarifying character cancellation provisions; ensure illegal foreign fishers and environmental offenders are removed from Australia when they become unlawful non-citizens; give the minister discretion when providing documents to a non-registered migration agent; and
    Australian Citizenship Act 2007
    and
    Australian Citizenship (Transitionals and Consequentials) Act 2007
    to: clarify provisions and remove inconsistencies; and ensure the
    Australian Citizenship Act 2007
    is consistent with obligations under the United Nations Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness 1961. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Military Memorials of National Significance Bill 2008

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    19 Mar 2008 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Veterans' Affairs 
    Summary
    Recognises the Australian Ex-Prisoners of War Memorial in Ballarat as a Military Memorial of National Significance and provides that other memorials which meet specified criteria will be similarly recognised. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Marriage (Relationships Equality) Amendment Bill 2008

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    14 Feb 2008 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    NETTLE, Kerry 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Marriage Act 1961
    to amend the definition of marriage to include same-sex couples. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Maritime Legislation Amendment Bill 2007

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    08 Aug 2007 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Transport and Regional Services 
    Summary
    Repeals the
    Maritime College Act 1978
    to facilitate the integration of the Australian Maritime College with the University of Tasmania including the transfer of all assets and liabilities from the College to the University and makes transitional arrangements. Amendments consequential to the repeal are made to the
    Higher Education Support Act 2003
    ,
    Legislative Instruments Act 2003
    ,
    Public Works Committee Act 1969
    and
    Remuneration Tribunal Act 1973
    . Amendments to the
    Australian Maritime Safety Authority Act 1990
    enable the Authority to disclose certain maritime information to States and Territories. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Migration Legislation Amendment (Restoration of Rights and Procedural Fairness) Bill 2007 [2008]

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    08 Aug 2007 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    BARTLETT, Andrew 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Act 1977
    and
    Migration Act 1958
    to remove the privative clause mechanism restricting access to Federal and High Court judicial review of administrative decisions made under the Migration Act; and
    Migration Act 1958
    in relation to: immigration detainees; the natural justice hearing rule; the refusal or cancellation of visas on character grounds; and mandatory migration detention. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Migration (Climate Refugees) Amendment Bill 2007

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    21 Jun 2007 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    NETTLE, Kerry 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Migration Act 1958
    to create a new visa category for persons displaced by environmental disasters due to climate change. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Migration Amendment (Sponsorship Obligations) Bill 2007

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    21 Jun 2007 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Immigration and Citizenship 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Migration Act 1958
    to: introduce a regime of obligations for employers who are approved sponsors in relation to a person for a visa, including civil penalties for breaches; provide for inspectors to monitor an employer’s compliance with their sponsorship obligations; and amends the
    Taxation Administration Act 1953
    to allow the Tax Office to disclose certain information to the Department of Immigration and Citizenship. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Migration (Sponsorship Fees) Bill 2007

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    30 May 2007 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Immigration and Citizenship 
    Summary
    Validates the collection of sponsorship fees for certain temporary entry visa applications under regulation 5.38 of the Migration Regulations 1994, made on or after 1 May 1997 and before 24 May 2007. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Migration Amendment (Statutory Agency) Bill 2007

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    24 May 2007 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Immigration and Citizenship 
    Summary
    Following government endorsement of the recommendations of the Review of the Corporate Governance of Statutory Authorities and Office Holders (the Uhrig Review), the bill amends the
    Migration Act 1958
    to constitute the Refugee Review Tribunal and the Migration Review Tribunal as a single statutory agency under the
    Public Service Act 1999

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Marriage (Relationships Equality) Amendment Bill 2007

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    01 Mar 2007 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    NETTLE, Kerry 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Marriage Act 1961
    to amend the definition of marriage to include same-sex couples. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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