Inquiry into the Migration Legislation Amendment (Further Border Protection Measures)
On 25 June 2002, the Senate referred the following matters to the
Senate Legal and Constitutional References Committee for inquiry and report by 29
August 2002. An extended reporting date for this inquiry is now 21 October
The Terms of Reference for this inquiry are:
(a) the implications of excision for border security;
(b) the effect of excision on affected communities, including
(c) the financial impact on the Commonwealth;
(d) the nature of consultation with affected communities in relation to
the Government's excision proposals;
(e) the Migration Legislation Amendment (Further Border Protection Measures) Bill 2002;
(f) whether the legislation is consistent with Australia's international obligations.
In addition to the Terms of Reference, the following documents are provided for your
The Committee will hold the following public hearings:-
- Tuesday 6 August 2002 in Canberra (Word 27KB)
- Wednesday 7 August 2002 in Sydney (Word 22KB)
- Monday 19 August 2002 in Canberra (Word 20KB)
- Wednesday 21 August 2002 in Canberra (Word 20KB)
- Wednesday 11 September 2002 in Northern Territory (Word 21KB)
- Tuesday 17 September 2002 in Canberra (Word 20KB)
The closing date for the lodgement of submissions was COB, Friday 26 July 2002
- Submissions published by the Committee
as at Friday 11 October 2002.
Submissions become Committee documents and are only made public after a decision by the
Committee. Unauthorised release of submissions is not covered by parliamentary privilege.
Further assistance can be obtained by phoning the secretariat on (02) 6277 3560.
Answers to Questions on Notice - Department of Immigration and Multicultural and
Report - Tabled 21 October 2002