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  • Migration Amendment (Protection of Identifying Information) Bill 2009

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    27 May 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Immigration and Citizenship 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Migration Act 1958
    to: ensure all personal identifiers obtained by the department are subject to part 4A of the Act; and provide that personal information must only be disclosed to the extent necessary in order to obtain help from an individual to identify, authenticate the identity of, or locate the subject, in connection with the administration of the Act. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Migration Amendment (Abolishing Detention Debt) Bill 2009

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    18 Mar 2009 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Immigration and Citizenship 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Migration Act 1958
    to: remove the liability for immigration detention and related costs for certain persons and liable parties and extinguish all outstanding immigration detention debts; and ensure regulations can no longer prescribe sponsorship undertakings or obligations that include payments to the Commonwealth in relation to the cost of a person’s immigration detention. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    03 Dec 2008 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Immigration and Citizenship 
    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. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Migration Legislation Amendment (Worker Protection) Bill 2008

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    24 Sep 2008 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Immigration and Citizenship 
    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. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Migration Amendment (Notification Review) Bill 2008

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    04 Sep 2008 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Immigration and Citizenship 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Migration Act 1958
    to clarify and provide certainty to certain notification procedures to minimise errors and ensure that visa applicants and holders are effectively notified of matters relating to their dealings with the Department of Immigration and Citizenship. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • 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

  • 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

  • Migration Legislation Amendment (Information and Other Measures) Bill 2007

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    01 Mar 2007 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Immigration and Citizenship 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999
    ,
    Fisheries Management Act 1991
    ,
    Migration Act 1958
    and
    Torres Strait Fisheries Act 1984
    in relation to personal identifying information; and
    Migration Act 1958
    in relation to international movement records; and the definition of ‘fisheries detention offence’. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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