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Migration Amendment (Protection and Other Measures) Bill 2014

Originating house
House of Representatives
Before Senate
Immigration and Border Protection


Amends the Migration Act 1958 to: clarify the responsibilities of asylum seekers to provide and substantiate claims in relation to protection visas; enable the Refugee Review Tribunal to draw an unfavourable inference about the credibility of claims or evidence raised by a protection visa applicant for the first time at the review stage; create grounds to refuse a protection visa application when an applicant refuses or fails to establish their identity, nationality or citizenship; provide that a protection visa will not be granted to a family applicant unless the visa was applied for before the family visa holder was granted their visa; define the risk threshold for assessing Australia’s non-refoulement obligations under certain treaties; amend the framework in relation to unauthorised maritime arrivals and transitory persons who can make a valid application for a visa; provide for changes to the processes and administration of the Migration Review Tribunal and the Refugee Review Tribunal; and clarify when a review of a decision in relation to an application is ‘finally determined’.

Progress of bill

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House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 25/06/14  
Second reading moved 25/06/14  
Second reading debate 22/09/14  
Second reading agreed to 22/09/14  
Consideration in detail debate 22/09/14  
Third reading agreed to 22/09/14  
Introduced and read a first time 25/09/14  
Second reading moved 25/09/14  

Text of bill

  • First reading


Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum


Second reading speeches

Proposed amendments

House of Representatives
  • Non-Government
MARLES, Richard, MP


Schedules of amendments

Bills Digest

  • Referred to Committee (26/06/2014): Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee; Committee report (22/09/2014)
  • Access information for House of Representatives and Senate committees