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Home Affairs Legislation Amendment (Miscellaneous Measures) Bill 2018

Home Affairs
Originating house
House of Representatives
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Amends the Migration Act 1958 to: provide that, when an unlawful non-citizen is in the process of being removed to another country and the removal is aborted, or is completed but the person is not permitted entry into the receiving country, and as a direct result the person is returned to Australia, then that person has a lawful basis to return to Australia without a visa; provide that, when such a person does return to Australia without a visa, the person will be taken to have been continuously in the migration zone for the purposes of certain sections of the Act which bar the person from making a valid application for certain visas; and allow the department to use an online account to provide clients with certain legally required communications; Customs Act 1901 to: allow the department to make a recoverable payment to a person who is entitled to it; and make technical amendments; and Passenger Movement Charge Collection Act 1978 to insert a new head of power so that regulations can prescribe the charging and recovery of fees for, and in relation to, the payment of passenger movement charge or an amount equal to the charge.


House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 28 Mar 2018
Second reading moved 28 Mar 2018
Second reading debate 20 Aug 2018
Second reading agreed to 20 Aug 2018
Third reading agreed to 20 Aug 2018
Introduced and read a first time 20 Aug 2018
Second reading moved 20 Aug 2018
Second reading debate 04 Dec 2018
Second reading debate 06 Dec 2018
Second reading agreed to 06 Dec 2018
Third reading agreed to
  • : Amendment details: 2 Independent (Senator Storer)/Australian Greens agreed to
06 Dec 2018
House of Representatives
Consideration of Senate message
  • Details: House agreed to Senate amendments with amendments
12 Feb 2019
Consideration of House of Reps message
  • Details: Senate agreed to House amendments to Senate amendment no. 2
13 Feb 2019
Finally passed both Houses 13 Feb 2019
  • Act no: 3
  • Year: 2019
01 Mar 2019

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Explanatory memoranda

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Schedules of amendments

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Explanatory memoranda

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  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and explains amendments proposed by the government to the bill.
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Proposed amendments

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Schedules of amendments

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