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Migration Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2014


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Before Reps
Portfolio
Immigration and Border Protection

Summary

Amends the Migration Act 1958 to: clarify the limitations or prohibitions on valid applications by persons who have been refused a visa or who held a visa that was cancelled; ensure that a bridging visa application is not an impediment to removal; apply debt recovery provisions to all convicted people smugglers and illegal foreign fishers; clarify the obligation of the Migration Review Tribunal and the Refugee Review Tribunal to provide documents to an authorised recipient; clarify the role of an authorised recipient and the extent of the obligation to notify an authorised recipient of direct communications made with the person who authorised them; clarify the procedural fairness provisions relating to giving of certain information to a visa applicant; and remove redundant references; and Australian Citizenship Act 2007 and Migration Act 1958 to provide access to, and use of, material and information obtained under certain search warrants.

Progress of bill

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House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 27/03/14  
Second reading moved 27/03/14  
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

Bills Digest



Notes
  • Referred to Committee (27/03/2014): Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee; Report due 06/06/2014
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