Migration Amendment (Protecting Babies
Born in Australia) Bill 2014
Introduced: Senate, 18 June 2014
The Migration Amendment (Protecting Babies Born in Australia) Bill 2014 (the
bill) seeks to amend the Migration Act 1958 to ensure that a child who
is born in Australia is not classified to have 'entered Australia by sea', and
is therefore not an 'unauthorised maritime arrival' subject to transfer to
Australia’s offshore detention centres.
The bill is accompanied by a statement of compatibility which concludes
that the bill 'is compatible with human rights as it does not raise any
negative human rights issues'.
The committee considers that the bill does not appear to give
rise to human rights concerns.
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