Migration Amendment (Designated Unauthorised Arrivals) Bill 2006

Immigration and Multicultural Affairs
Originating house
House of Representatives
Not Proceeding
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Amends the Migration Act 1958 to expand the offshore processing regime currently applying to offshore entry persons and transitory persons to include all persons arriving at mainland Australia unlawfully by sea on or after 13 April 2006. Also provides for: the exemption of certain persons not intended to be caught by the regime, including New Zealand citizens, permanent residents of Norfolk Island and persons brought to Australia purely for Customs Act 1901 purposes; an independent review of the operation of the amendments in the bill, after two years; and offshore processing arrangements to revert to those in place previously, after five years.


House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 11 May 2006
Second reading moved 11 May 2006
Second reading agreed to 10 Aug 2006
Consideration in detail debate
  • Amendment details: 23 Government agreed to
10 Aug 2006
Third reading agreed to 10 Aug 2006
Message from House of Reps reported 14 Aug 2006
Lapsed at end of Parliament 12 Dec 2008

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Text of bill

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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.

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