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Migration Amendment (Strengthening Biometrics Integrity) Bill 2015

Originating house
House of Representatives
Before Reps
Immigration and Border Protection


Amends the Migration Act 1958 to: provide a single broad discretionary power to collect one or more personal identifiers from non-citizens and citizens at the border; enable flexibility on the types of personal identifiers that may be required, the circumstances in which they may be collected, and the places where they may be collected; enable personal identifiers to be provided by an identification test or by another way specified by the minister or an officer; enable personal identifiers to be required either orally, in writing, or through an automated system; enable personal identifiers to be collected from minors and incapable persons without the need to obtain consent, or require the presence of a parent, guardian or independent person during the collection; and remove redundant provisions.

Progress of bill

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House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 05/03/15  
Second reading moved 05/03/15  

Text of bill

  • First reading


Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum


Second reading speeches

Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

Bills Digest

  • Referred to Committee (05/03/2015): Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee; Report due 12/05/2015
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