Bills Digest No. 73   1997-98 Migration Agents Registration Application Charge Bill 1997


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Passage History

Migration Agents Registration Application Charge Bill 1997

Date Introduced: 1 October 1997
House: House of Representatives
Portfolio: Immigration and Multicultural Affairs
Commencement: 21 March 1998

Purpose

To establish a system for determining the charge that migration agents seeking registration must pay.

Background

This Bill forms part of a package of three Bills designed to streamline the Migration Agents Registration scheme.A more detailed background on the overall scheme is contained above for the Migration Legislation Amendment (Migration Agents) Bill 1997.

Main Provisions

The existing Migration Agents Registration (Application) Levy Act 1992 provides for a two-tiered system of registering Migration Agents.Section 6 of that Actallows a person who is proposing to give immigration assistance in no more than 5 cases can pay the reduced fee ($105) or otherwise the full fee ($1050).There is also a formula for working out the fee payable by employees who work as Migration Agents for a corporation or other employer.This Act will be repealed by the Migration Legislation Amendment (Migration Agents) Bill 1997.

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