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Second Reading Speeches

Migration Amendment (Prohibiting Items in Immigration Detention Facilities) Bill 2020

Home Affairs
Originating house
House of Representatives
Before Senate
Parliament no

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Amends the

Migration Act 1958
to: enable the minister to determine, by legislative instrument, prohibited things (including controlled drugs, prescription drugs not taken by the person to whom they are prescribed, mobile phones, SIM cards and internet-capable devices) in relation to immigration detention facilities and detainees; enable authorised officers and assistants to search Commonwealth immigration detention facilities without a warrant; strengthen the search and seizure and screening powers of authorised officers; and enable the minister to issue binding written directions to authorised officers in relation to the exercise of their seizure powers.