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  • Migration Legislation Amendment (The Bali Process) Bill 2012

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    13 Feb 2012 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    OAKESHOTT, Rob, MP 
    Summary
    Responds to the High Court’s decision in
    Plaintiff M70/2011 v Minister for Immigration and Citizenship
    [2011] HCA 32 by amending the:
    Migration Act 1958
    to replace the existing framework for taking offshore entry persons to another country for assessment of their claims to be refugees; and
    Immigration (Guardianship of Children) Act 1946
    in relation to the making and implementation of any decision to remove, deport or take a non-citizen child from Australia. The amendments made by this proposed Act have effect only for a period of 12 months. 

    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

  • Military Court of Australia Bill 2010

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    24 Jun 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Establishes the Military Court of Australia and provides for the court’s: management; jurisdiction; administration within the infrastructure of the Federal Court of Australia; and general practices and procedures. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Migration Amendment (Visa Capping) Bill 2010

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    26 May 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Immigration and Citizenship 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Migration Act 1958
    to: enable the minister to determine a cap for certain visa grants and to terminate visa applications; and make consequential amendments. 

    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 (Immigration Detention Reform) Bill 2009 [2010]

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    25 Jun 2009 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Immigration and Citizenship 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Migration Act 1958
    to implement seven Immigration Detention Values to provide the framework for immigration detention. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Marriage Equality Amendment Bill 2009

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    24 Jun 2009 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    HANSON-YOUNG, Sen Sarah 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Marriage Act 1961
    to: remove all discriminatory references based on sexual orientation and gender identity; and allow marriage regardless of sex, sexuality and gender identity. 

    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

  • 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

  • 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

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