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7940 revised 2

 

2016

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

THE SENATE

 

 

 

 

 

Migration Amendment (Family Violence and Other Measures) Bill 2016

 

 

 (1)    Schedule 1, page 5 (after line 8), after item 10, insert:

10A  After section 140AB

Insert:

140AC   Review of sponsorship provisions relating to family visa program

             (1)  Before 1 January 2019, the Minister must cause to be conducted a review of:

                     (a)  the operation of Division 3A of Part 2 (sponsorship) in relation to the sponsored family visa program; and

                     (b)  the extent to which the operation of that Division has:

                              (i)  strengthened the integrity of the sponsored family visa program; and

                             (ii)  improved the management of family violence in the delivery of the sponsored family visa program.

             (2)  The Minister must cause to be prepared a report of a review under subsection (1).

             (3)  The Minister must cause a copy of the report to be tabled in each House of the Parliament within 15 sittings days of that House after the completion of the preparation of the report.

[review of sponsorship provisions]