Migration Amendment (Unauthorised Maritime Arrivals and Other Measures) Bill 2012

Immigration and Citizenship
Originating house
House of Representatives
Parliament no

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Amends the Migration Act 1958 to: implement a recommendation of the Expert Panel on Asylum Seekers to provide that asylum seekers who unlawfully arrive anywhere in Australia are subject to the same regional processing arrangements as asylum seekers who arrive at an excised offshore place; ensure that a person does not cease to be a transitory person if they have been assessed to be a refugee; provide for discretionary immigration detention of Papua New Guinea citizens who are unlawful non-citizens and are in a protected area; and provide for an annual report on the Bali Process and aspects of the Regional Cooperation Framework.


House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 31 Oct 2012
Second reading moved 31 Oct 2012
Second reading debate 27 Nov 2012
Second reading agreed to 27 Nov 2012
Consideration in detail debate
  • Amendment details: 1 Independent agreed to
27 Nov 2012
Third reading agreed to 27 Nov 2012
Introduced and read a first time 05 Feb 2013
Second reading moved 05 Feb 2013
Second reading debate 16 May 2013
Second reading agreed to 16 May 2013
Committee of the Whole debate
  • Amendment details: 3 Government agreed to
16 May 2013
Third reading agreed to 16 May 2013
House of Representatives
Message from Senate reported 16 May 2013
Consideration of Senate message
  • Details: House agreed to Senate amendments
16 May 2013
Text of bill as passed both Houses 16 May 2013
  • Act no.: 35
  • Year: 2013
20 May 2013

Documents and transcripts

Text of bill

Explanatory memoranda

Proposed amendments

House of representatives


Schedules of amendments

Bills digest


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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

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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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