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Wednesday, 24 August 1983
Page: 238


Mr WEST (Minister for Immigration and Ethnic Affairs)(11.15) —by leave-I move:

(5) Clause 11, page 4, lines 28 and 29, omit '24D, 25, 26 or 27', substitute '25 or 26'.

(6) Clause 11, page 4, line 31, omit ', 7 or 7A', substitute 'or 7'.

Amendment No. 5 omits sections 24D and 27 of the Crimes Act from the ambit of the new section 14 (2) of the Migration Act. Section 24D deals with offences relating to seditious words and section 27 relates to unlawful military drilling . It is not considered appropriate that a conviction under the provisions of those sections of the Crimes Act should be the basis for deportation under proposed new section 14 (2) of the Migration Act. Because of the nature of the crimes mentioned in proposed new section 14 (2) such as treason, sabotage, et cetera, a convicted non-citizen will not enjoy any immunity from deportation on the basis of his length of permanent residence but will be entitled to a review by a commissioner within the provisions of proposed new section 14. I hope the honourable member for Denison (Mr Hodgman) has got that straight.

Amendment No. 6 omits section 7A of the Crimes Act from the ambit of proposed new section 14 (2). Section 7A deals with inciting or urging the commission of certain offences. As I have said, the Government does not consider it appropriate to include section 7A in proposed new section 14 (2).