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Migration Amendment (Character Cancellation Consequential Provisions) Bill 2016

Immigration and Border Protection
Originating house
House of Representatives
Not Proceeding
Parliament no

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Amends the Migration Act 1958 to give full effect to the Migration Amendment (Character and General Visa Cancellation) Act 2014 in relation to mandatory visa cancellation-related powers and the lawful disclosure of non-citizens’ identifying information where a non-citizen is suspected of being of character concern.


House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 10 Feb 2016
Second reading moved 10 Feb 2016
Second reading debate 03 Mar 2016
Second reading agreed to 15 Mar 2016
Second reading debate 15 Mar 2016
Third reading agreed to 16 Mar 2016
Introduced and read a first time 16 Mar 2016
Second reading moved 16 Mar 2016
Lapsed at prorogation 17 Apr 2016

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Text of bill

Explanatory memoranda

Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

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Text of bill

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  • Third reading: Prepared if the bill is amended by the house in which it was introduced. This version of the bill is then considered by the second house.
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Explanatory memoranda

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  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and explains amendments proposed by the government to the bill.
  • Revised explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and explains the amended version (third reading) of the bill. It supersedes the explanatory memorandum.

Proposed amendments

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Schedules of amendments

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