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Migration Legislation Amendment (Regional Processing and Other Measures) Bill 2012

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2010-2011-2012

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

THE SENATE

 

 

 

 

 

Migration Legislation Amendment (Regional Processing and Other Measures) Bill 2012

 

 

( 1 )     Schedule 1 , item 25 , page 12 (after line 16) , at the end of Subdivision B , add:

198AI  Review of regional processing

             (1)  The Minister must cause an independent review of regional processing under this Subdivision to be undertaken:

                     (a)  within 12 months after the Minister first designates a country under section 198AB; and

                     (b)  at least once every 12 months after the first review is undertaken under this section.

             (2)  A review under this section must include a review of the protection and welfare arrangements that each regional processing country has in place for persons taken to the country under section 198AD.

             (3)  The Minister must cause a copy of a report of a review under this section to be released publicly within 14 days after the Minister receives the report.

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