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Migration Amendment (Family Violence and Other Measures) Bill 2016

Originating house
House of Representatives
Not Proceeding
Immigration and Border Protection


Amends the Migration Act 1958 to establish a sponsorship framework for the sponsored family visa program to: separate sponsorship assessment from the visa application process for family sponsored visas; require the approval of persons as family sponsors before any relevant visa applications are made; impose statutory obligations on persons who are or were approved as family sponsors and provide for sanctions if those obligations are not satisfied; facilitate the sharing of personal information between parties identified in a sponsorship application; enable the refusal of a sponsorship application and the cancellation or barring of a family sponsor in certain circumstances; enable the regulations to prescribe details for, and in relation to, the operation of the sponsorship framework; and make consequential amendments.

Progress of bill

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House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 16/03/16  
Second reading moved 16/03/16  
Lapsed at prorogation 15/04/16  

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 (17/03/2016): Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee; Report due 10/05/2016
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