Migration Amendment (Regulation of Migration Agents) Bill 2019 [Provisions] and Migration Agents Registration Application Charge Amendment (Rates of Charge) Bill 2019 [Provisions]

February 2020

© Commonwealth of Australia 2020
ISBN: 978-1-76093-054-7

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Members

Recommendation

Chapter 1—Introduction

  Conduct of the inquiry
  Acknowledgement
  Structure of the report
  Note on terminology
  Background and purpose of the bills
  Overview of the migration agents bill
  Consideration by other parliamentary committees

Chapter 2—Key issues

  Arguments against removing lawyers from the scheme
  Arguments in favour of removing lawyers from the scheme
  Possible unintended consequences
  Committee view

Australian Greens Senators' dissenting report

Appendix 1—Submissions

Committee Secretariat contact:

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

Phone: +61 2 6277 3560
Fax: +61 2 6277 5794
legcon.sen@aph.gov.au

About this inquiry

The Migration Amendment (Regulation of Migration Agents) Bill 2019 would make a number of amendments to the Migration Act 1958, which are aimed at streamlining and simplifying regulation of the migration advice industry. The Migration Agents Registration Application Charge Amendment (Rates of Charge) Bill 2019 would amend the Migration Agents Registration Application Charge Act 1997 to adjust charges for the provision of immigration assistance otherwise than on a non-commercial basis.