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Migration Amendment (Free the Children) Bill 2016


Type
Private
Originating house
Senate
Status
Before Senate
Sponsor
HANSON-YOUNG, Sen Sarah

Summary

Amends the Migration Act 1958 to: provide that the minister must determine that a detained minor is to reside at a specified place within the community rather than being held in a detention facility; and ensure that the minister can only designate a country as a regional processing country if the minister is satisfied that the country complies with relevant international laws, meets relevant human rights standards, is a safe and appropriate place for minors to reside and will release any detained person subsequently identified as a minor from detention.

Progress of bill

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Senate
Introduced and read a first time 02/03/16  
Second reading moved 02/03/16  
Lapsed at prorogation 17/04/16  
Restored to Notice Paper 19/04/16  
Lapsed at dissolution 09/05/16  
Restored to Notice Paper 15/09/16  
     

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