Information about the inquiry

Inquiry into the provisions of the Migration Amendment (Designated Unauthorised Arrivals) Bill 2006

Information about the inquiry

On 11 May 2006, the Senate referred the above Bill to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 13 June 2006.

The Bill proposes to amend the Migration Act 1958 to expand the offshore processing regime currently applying to offshore entry persons and transitory persons to include, in addition, all persons arriving at mainland Australia (meaning other than at an excised offshore place) unlawfully by sea on or after 13 April 2006.

Lodging Submissions

Submissions are being called for by 22 May 2006. 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.

 For further information, contact:

Committee Secretary
Senate Standing Committees on Legal and Constitutional Affairs
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 3560
Fax: +61 2 6277 5794