Second Reading Speeches

Migration and Security Legislation Amendment (Review of Security Assessments) Bill 2012

Type
Private
Sponsor(s)
HANSON-YOUNG, Sen Sarah
Originating house
Senate
Status
Not Proceeding
Parliament no
43

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Summary

Amends the:

Administrative Appeals Tribunal Act 1975
to: enable non-citizens eligible for a protection visa to seek a merits review of their security assessment in the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT); and create the position of Special Advocate to provide support for these reviews;
Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Act 1979
to require the Director-General of the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) to review adverse or qualified security assessments of protection visa persons every six months or on referral from the Department of Immigration and Citizenship; and
Migration Act 1958
to require the minister to review a decision to refuse or cancel a protection visa when an adverse security assessment is revoked by an ASIO review or an AAT merits review.