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Customs and Other Legislation Amendment (Australian Border Force) Bill 2015

Originating house
House of Representatives
Before Senate
Immigration and Border Protection


Introduced with the Australian Border Force Bill 2015, the bill: repeals the Customs Administration Act 1985 to abolish the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service and the statutory office of the Chief Executive Officer of Customs; amends the Migration Act 1958 to enable the Australian Border Force Commissioner to exercise certain powers; amends the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 to enable the commissioner to make a declaration that restricts or modifies the application of specified provisions; and makes consequential amendments to 58 Acts.

Progress of bill

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House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 25/02/15  
Second reading moved 25/02/15  
Second reading debate 24/03/15  
Second reading debate 25/03/15  
Second reading agreed to 25/03/15  
Third reading agreed to 25/03/15  
Introduced and read a first time 25/03/15  
Second reading moved 25/03/15  

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 07/05/2015
  • Access information for House of Representatives and Senate committees