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Second Reading Speeches

Migration and Maritime Powers Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2015

Type
Government
Portfolio
Immigration and Border Protection
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Not Proceeding
Parliament no
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Summary

Amends the

Migration Act 1958
to: provide that if an unlawful non-citizen is in the process of being removed to another country, and before they enter that country the person is returned to Australia, then that person has a lawful basis to return to Australia without a visa; ensure that when that person is returned to Australia, bars on the person making a valid visa application for certain visas will continue to apply as if they had never left Australia; make technical and consequential amendments arising out of the enactment of the
Migration Amendment (Character and General Visa Cancellation) Act 2014
; clarify that a person who has previously been refused a protection visa application that was made on their behalf cannot make a further protection visa application; ensure that fast track applicants can apply to the Administrative Review Tribunal for review of certain decisions; correct a referencing error in relation to maritime crew visas; and ensure that visa ceasing provisions operate as intended; and the
Maritime Powers Act 2013
to clarify that powers are able to be exercised in the course of passage through or above waters of another country in a manner consistent with the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea.

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