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Migration Amendment (Complementary Protection) Bill 2009

Originating house
House of Representatives
Not Proceeding
Immigration and Citizenship


In response to certain recommendations of the Senate Legal and Constitutional References Committee’s reports A Sanctuary under Review: An Examination of Australia’s Refugee and Humanitarian Determination Processes and Administration and operation of the Migration Act 1958 and the Senate Select Committee report Ministerial Discretion in Migration Matters, the bill amends the Migration Act 1958 to introduce complementary protection arrangements to allow all claims that may engage Australia’s non-refoulement obligations to be considered under a single protection visa application process.

Progress of bill

For committee reference information, please see the Notes section at the end of this page.

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 09/09/09  
Second reading moved 09/09/09  
Lapsed at dissolution 19/07/10  

Text of bill

  • First reading


Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum


Second reading speeches

Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

Bills Digest

  • Referred to Committee (10/09/2009): Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee
  • Committee report (19/10/2009)
  • Committee report (22/10/2009): Correction to report
  • Access information for House of Representatives and Senate committees