Migration Legislation Amendment (The Bali Process) Bill 2012

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House of Representatives
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Responds to the High Court’s decision in Plaintiff M70/2011 v Minister for Immigration and Citizenship [2011] HCA 32 by amending the: Migration Act 1958 to replace the existing framework for taking offshore entry persons to another country for assessment of their claims to be refugees; and Immigration (Guardianship of Children) Act 1946 in relation to the making and implementation of any decision to remove, deport or take a non-citizen child from Australia. The amendments made by this proposed Act have effect only for a period of 12 months.


House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 13 Feb 2012
Referred to Federation Chamber 19 Mar 2012
Second reading moved 19 Mar 2012
Reported from Federation Chamber 31 May 2012
Second reading debate 31 May 2012
Second reading agreed to 31 May 2012
Consideration in detail debate
  • Amendment details: 1 Independent agreed to
27 Jun 2012
Third reading agreed to 27 Jun 2012
Introduced and read a first time 28 Jun 2012
Second reading moved 28 Jun 2012
Second reading debate 28 Jun 2012
Second reading negatived 28 Jun 2012

Documents and transcripts

Text of bill

Explanatory memoranda

Proposed amendments

House of representatives


Schedules of amendments

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Text of bill

  • First reading: Text of the bill as introduced into the Parliament
  • 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.
  • As passed by both houses: Final text of bill agreed to by both the House of Representatives and the Senate which is presented to the Governor-General for assent.

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

Circulated by members and senators when they propose to make changes to the bill. For details about the outcome of proposed amendments please refer to either the Votes and Proceedings (House of Representatives) or the Journals (Senate).

Schedules of amendments

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