Migration and Citizenship Legislation Amendment (Strengthening Information Provisions) Bill 2020

On 4 February 2021, the Senate referred the provisions of the Migration and Citizenship Legislation Amendment (Strengthening Information Provisions) Bill to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 10 March 2021.

The deadline for submissions to this inquiry is 19 February 2021.

Committee Secretariat contact:

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

Phone: +61 2 6277 3560

About this inquiry

The bill would amend the Migration Act 1958 to provide a framework to protect confidential information against unauthorised disclosure where that information has been provided by a law enforcement or intelligence agency to an authorised Commonwealth officer for consideration in a character test-based visa decision. The bill would also amend the Australian Citizenship Act 2007 to create a framework for the disclosure of confidential information provided by gazetted law enforcement and intelligence agencies for consideration in character related citizenship decisions. 

Past Public Hearings

02 Mar 2021: Canberra


Inquiry Status

Submissions closed


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