Inquiry into the administration and operation of the Migration Act 1958
Information about the Inquiry
On 21 June 2005, the Senate referred the above reference inquiry to the Legal and
Constitutional References Committee, for inquiry and report by
8 November 2005. On the 6 October 2005 the Committee agreed to extend the reporting
date to the 1 December 2005. The Committee has agreed to
further extend the reporting date to the 21 December 2005.
In view of the significant public interest in this inquiry and the need
to thoroughly consider the evidence it has received and to finalise its
recommendations on a wide range of complex issues, the Committee resolved
to table an interim report on 21 December 2005 and to table its
final report on the first sitting day in 2006. The Committee has
agreed to further extend the reporting date to the 27 February
2006. On the 22 February 2006, the Committee agreed to further
extend the reporting date to the 2 March 2006.
called for by 29 July 2005. Submissions become Committee
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