Examination of the Migration (Regional Processing) package of legislation

Examination of the Migration (Regional Processing) package of legislation

Background

The committee is currently examining the Migration Legislation Amendment (Regional Processing and Other Measures) Act 2012 and related bills and instruments as a package. To date, the committee understands the package of government legislation to comprise the following:

The committee also proposes to examine the following private Senator's bill:

The committee wrote to the Minister for Immigration and Citizenship on 22 August 2012 and 31 October 2012 seeking further information about the human rights compatibility of the Migration Legislation Amendment (Regional Processing and Other Measures) Act 2012. The committee received a response from the Minister on Friday 23 November 2012. A copy of the Minister's letter can be found here.

Scope

The committee will invite identified stakeholders to provide evidence on the human rights implications of this package of legislation. The committee is particularly interested in seeking evidence in relation to the following issues:

For further information contact:

Committee Secretary
Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600
Australia

Phone:

+61 2 6277 3823

Fax:

+61 2 6277 5767

Email:

human.rights@aph.gov.au