Second Reading Speeches

Migration Amendment (Free the Children) Bill 2016

Type
Private
Sponsor(s)
HANSON-YOUNG, Sen Sarah
Originating house
Senate
Status
Not Proceeding
Parliament no
45

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Summary

Amends the

Migration Act 1958
to: provide that the minister must determine that a detained minor is to reside at a specified place within the community rather than being held in a detention facility; and ensure that the minister can only designate a country as a regional processing country if the minister is satisfied that the country complies with relevant international laws, meets relevant human rights standards, is a safe and appropriate place for minors to reside and will release any detained person subsequently identified as a minor from detention.