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  • 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 Amendment (Abolishing Detention Debt) Bill 2009 [No. 2]

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    17 Jun 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    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 Amendment (Border Integrity) Bill 2007

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    11 Oct 2006 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Immigration and Multicultural Affairs 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Migration Act 1958
    in relation to: cessation of special purpose visas; use of automated systems in immigration clearance; and use of ‘personal identifiers’ as evidence of proof of identity. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Migration Amendment (Complementary Protection) Bill 2009

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    09 Sep 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Immigration and Citizenship 
    Summary
    In response to certain recommendations of the Senate Legal and Constitutional References Committee’s reports
    A Sanctuary under Review: An Examination of Australia’s Refugee and Humanitarian Determination Processes
    and
    Administration and operation of the Migration Act 1958
    and the Senate Select Committee report
    Ministerial Discretion in Migration Matters
    , the bill amends the
    Migration Act 1958
    to introduce complementary protection arrangements to allow all claims that may engage Australia’s
    non-refoulement
    obligations to be considered under a single protection visa application process. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Migration Amendment (Complementary Protection) Bill 2011

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    24 Feb 2011 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Immigration and Citizenship 
    Summary
    In response to certain recommendations of the Senate Legal and Constitutional References Committee’s reports
    A Sanctuary under Review: An Examination of Australia’s Refugee and Humanitarian Determination Processes
    and
    Administration and operation of the Migration Act 1958
    and the Senate Select Committee report
    Ministerial Discretion in Migration Matters
    , the bill amends the
    Migration Act 1958
    to introduce complementary protection arrangements to allow all claims by visa applicants that may engage Australia’s
    non-refoulement
    obligations to be considered under a single protection visa application process. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Migration Amendment (Declared Countries) Bill 2011

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    16 Jun 2011 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    HANSON-YOUNG, Sen Sarah 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Migration Act 1958
    to provide that a ministerial declaration specifying that a country provides certain procedures and protections for offshore entry persons is a legislative instrument; and
    Legislative Instruments Act 2003
    to provide that the ministerial declaration is subject to disallowance by either House of the Parliament. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Migration Amendment (Designated Unauthorised Arrivals) Bill 2006

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    11 May 2006 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Immigration and Multicultural Affairs 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Migration Act 1958
    to expand the offshore processing regime currently applying to offshore entry persons and transitory persons to include all persons arriving at mainland Australia unlawfully by sea on or after 13 April 2006. Also provides for: the exemption of certain persons not intended to be caught by the regime, including New Zealand citizens, permanent residents of Norfolk Island and persons brought to Australia purely for
    Customs Act 1901
    purposes; an independent review of the operation of the amendments in the bill, after two years; and offshore processing arrangements to revert to those in place previously, after five years. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Migration Amendment (Duration of Detention) Bill 2003

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    18 Jun 2003 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Migration Act 1958
    to clarify that an unlawful non-citizen must be kept in immigration detention unless a court finally determines that the detention is unlawful or that the detainee is not an unlawful non-citizen. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Migration Amendment (Duration of Detention) Bill 2004

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    19 Feb 2004 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Migration Act 1958
    to further clarify that an unlawful non-citizen must be kept in immigration detention unless a court finally determines that the detention is unlawful or that the detainee is not an unlawful non-citizen. Also contains an application provision. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Migration Amendment (Employer Sanctions) Bill 2006 [2007]

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    29 Mar 2006 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Immigration and Multicultural Affairs 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Migration Act 1958
    to introduce new offences for employers, labour suppliers and other persons who allow non-citizens to work in Australia illegally. Also amends the
    Crimes Act 1914
    to provide certain protections for children involved in proceedings in relation to the new employer sanctions offences. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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