Second Reading Speeches

Second Reading Speeches

Migration Legislation Amendment (Regional Processing Cohort) Bill 2016

Type
Government
Portfolio
Immigration and Border Protection
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Before Senate
Parliament no
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Summary

Amends the

Migration Act 1958
and Migration Regulations 1994 to: prevent unauthorised maritime arrivals or transitory persons (referred to as members of the designated regional processing cohort) who were at least 18 years of age and were taken to a regional processing country after 19 July 2013 from making a valid application for an Australian visa; enable the minister to permit a member of the designated regional processing cohort, or a class of persons within the designated regional processing cohort, to make a valid application for a visa if the minister thinks it is in the public interest to do so; and prevent a member of the designated regional processing cohort from being deemed to have been granted a special purpose visa or being deemed to have applied for particular visas under the Migration Regulations 1994.

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