Inquiry into the Migration Legislation Amendment (Identification and
Authentication) Bill 2003
On 20 August 2003, the Senate referred the provisions of the Bill to the Senate
Legal and Constitutional Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 11
September 2003. The reporting has been extended to 18 September 2003.
The Senate Legal and Constitutional Committee is inquiring into the
provisions of the Migration Legislation Amendment (Identification and
Authentication) Bill 2003. The Bill provides a framework for collecting
personal identifiers such as photographs, signatures, iris scans and
fingerprints from specified non-citizens; allows reasonable force to be
used in certain circumstances; and limits disclosure of such information.
Canberra (Word 25KB)
Monday 8 September 2003 at 7.30pm in Parliament House, Canberra
Proof Hansard, Monday 8 September 2003 (PDF 236KB)
The closing date for lodgement of submissions with the Committee is Monday
1 September 2003.
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.
The Committee encourages the lodgement of submissions in electronic form
to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please
ensure that a postal address and phone number is enclosed with all email
Submissions may also be faxed to (02) 6277 5794.
Report - Tabled 18 September 2003
For further information
Senate Legal and Constitutional Committee
Room S1.61, Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600
Telephone: (02) 6277 3560
Fax: (02) 6277 5794