Migration Amendment (Judicial Review) Bill 2004

Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs
Originating house
House of Representatives
Not Proceeding
Parliament no

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Amends: the Migration Act 1958 to include purported decisions in the definition of “privative clause decision”; and to restore the original procedural intent of the migration judicial review scheme in relation to: time limits on judicial review applications; exclusive jurisdiction of the High Court, Federal Court and Federal Magistrates Court to hear judicial review of migration applications; and restrictions on judicial review of decisions where merits review of the primary decision is available; and makes a consequential amendment to the Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Act 1977. Also contains application provisions.


House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 25 Mar 2004
Second reading moved 25 Mar 2004
Second reading agreed to 31 Mar 2004
Third reading agreed to 31 Mar 2004
Introduced and read a first time 31 Mar 2004
Second reading moved 31 Mar 2004
Lapsed at end of Parliament 16 Nov 2004

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