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Second Reading Speeches

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

Type
Government
Portfolio
Immigration and Citizenship
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Parliament no
42

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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.