Immigration (Education) Amendment Bill 2010

Immigration and Citizenship
Originating house
House of Representatives
Parliament no

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Amends the Immigration (Education) Act 1971 to implement the Adult Migrant English Program by: removing annual administration fees for English courses; providing that certain New Zealand citizens are unable to access English courses; extending the registration period in an English course from three to six months; providing that English courses are completed within five years; clarifying eligibility for English courses; and enabling the secretary to extend registration, commencement and completion timeframes for English courses retrospectively.


House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 17 Mar 2010
Second reading moved 17 Mar 2010
Referred to Main Committee 24 May 2010
Second reading debate 23 Jun 2010
Second reading agreed to 23 Jun 2010
Reported from Main Committee 23 Jun 2010
Third reading agreed to 23 Jun 2010
Introduced and read a first time 24 Jun 2010
Second reading moved 24 Jun 2010
Second reading debate 24 Jun 2010
Second reading agreed to 24 Jun 2010
Third reading agreed to 24 Jun 2010
Text of bill as passed both Houses 24 Jun 2010
  • Act no.: 112
  • Year: 2010
14 Jul 2010

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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

  • Explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and provides an explanation of the content of the introduced version (first reading) of the bill.
  • 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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