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Second Reading Speeches

Migration Amendment (Unauthorised Maritime Arrivals and Other Measures) Bill 2012

Type
Government
Portfolio
Immigration and Citizenship
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Parliament no
43

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Summary

Amends the

Migration Act 1958
to: implement a recommendation of the Expert Panel on Asylum Seekers to provide that asylum seekers who unlawfully arrive anywhere in Australia are subject to the same regional processing arrangements as asylum seekers who arrive at an excised offshore place; ensure that a person does not cease to be a transitory person if they have been assessed to be a refugee; provide for discretionary immigration detention of Papua New Guinea citizens who are unlawful non-citizens and are in a protected area; and provide for an annual report on the Bali Process and aspects of the Regional Cooperation Framework.