Bills Digest No. 72   1997-98 Migration Agents Registration Renewal Charge Bill 1997

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Passage History

Migration Agents Registration Renewal Charge Bill 1997

Date Introduced: 1 October 1997
House: House of Representatives
Portfolio: Immigration and Mulitcultural Affairs
Commencement: 21 March 1998


To establish a system for determining the charge that migration agents seeking registration must pay.


This Bill forms part of a package of three Bills designed to streamline the Migration Agents Registration scheme.A more detailed background on the overall scheme is contained above for the Migration Legislation Amendment (Migration Agents) Bill 1997.

Main Provisions

The Bill establishes that a charge will be payable by a person who renews their registration as a Migration Agent after 21 March 1998.The Bill also imposes a charge limit of $1,100 for applications for renewal made between 21 March 1998 and 30 June 1998.After 30 June 1998 there is a formula, in clause 7, for determining what the new charge limit will be.The formula links the charge limit to the All Groups Consumer Price Index number.

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