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Migration Amendment (Unauthorised Maritime Arrivals and Other Measures) Bill 2012

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2010-2011-2012-2013

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

THE SENATE

 

 

 

 

 

Migration Amendment (Unauthorised Maritime Arrivals and Other Measures) Bill 2012

 

 

(1)           Schedule 1, page 6 (after line 28), after item 18, insert:

18A  After subsection 198AB(6)

Add:

          (6A)  If the Minister designates a country or has previously designated a country under subsection (1), the Minister must:

                     (a)  ensure that the country provides assurances that it will provide the Australian Human Rights Commissioner with access to any place where a person who is an unauthorised maritime arrival for the purposes of this Act is detained, housed or otherwise held;

                     (b)  ensure that the country provides assurances that the Commissioner’s access to such places will be equivalent to the access that the Commissioner would have if the person was detained, housed or otherwise held in a place located in Australia.

[regional processing country]

(2)           Schedule 1, page 12 (after line 14), after item 60, insert:

60A  Application provision—subsection 198AB(6A)

Subsection 198AB(6A) of the Migration Act, as inserted by this Schedule, applies in relation to a designation that is made before or after commencement.

[regional processing country]