Information about the inquiry

Inquiry into the Migration Amendment (Visa Integrity) Bill 2006

Information about the inquiry

On 9 August 2006, the Senate referred the above Bill to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 11 September 2006.

The Bill proposes to amend the Migration Act 1958 to: provide certainty in relation to the immigration clearance and immigration status of non-citizen children born in Australia; harmonise certain offence provisions with the Criminal Code; ensure that a security may be imposed for compliance with visa conditions before grant; and clarify certain provisions in relation to Bridging Visas.

For additional information please refer to the previous Inquiry into the Provisions of the Migration Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2002, which can be located at the following link:

Lodging Submissions

Submissions are being called for by 20 August 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