Migration Amendment (Regaining Control Over Australia's Protection Obligations) Bill 2013 [Provision]

18 March 2014

© Commonwealth of Australia 2014
ISBN 978-1-74229-971-6

View the report as a single document - (PDF 999KB)

View the report as separate downloadable parts:

Members of the committee (PDF 29KB)
Recommendations (PDF 5KB)
Chapter 1 - Background (PDF 107KB)

The referral
Australia's obligations under international law
Complementary protection considerations under Australian law
Rationale for the Bill
Conduct of the inquiry
Structure of the report
Note on references

Chapter 2 - Provisions (PDF 7KB)
Chapter 3 - Key issues (PDF 121KB)

Key issues identified by submitters and witnesses
Risk of non-compliance with international law
Removal of standard legal processes and protections such as due process
Risk of harm to vulnerable people
Additional information from the department

Chapter 4 - Committee view (PDF 72KB)
Dissenting Report By Labor Senators (PDF 197KB)

Evidence to the committee
Additional information from the department

Dissenting Report By Senator Sarah Hanson-Young (PDF 146KB)

The Bill risk violating Australia’s international obligations
Ministerial discretion is inadequate and does not afford procedural fairness
The amendments are inefficient

Appendix 1 (PDF 6KB)

Public submissions

Appendix 2 - Public hearings and witnesses (PDF 58KB)
Appendix 3 - Tabled documents, answers to questions on notice and additional information (PDF 6KB)

Answers to questions on notice

For further information, 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