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Migration Amendment (Strengthening the Character Test and Other Provisions) Bill 2011


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Portfolio
Immigration and Citizenship

Summary

Amends the Migration Act 1958 to: enable the minister to refuse to grant, or to cancel, a visa or temporary safe haven visa when a person has been convicted of a criminal offence while in immigration detention; and increase the penalty for the manufacture, possession, use or distribution of weapons by immigration detainees from three to five years imprisonment.

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 11/05/11  
Second reading moved 11/05/11  
Second reading debate 30/05/11  
Second reading agreed to 31/05/11  
Third reading agreed to 31/05/11  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 14/06/11  
Second reading moved 14/06/11  
Second reading debate 04/07/11  
Second reading agreed to 04/07/11  
Committee of the Whole debate 04/07/11  
Third reading agreed to 04/07/11  
     
Text of bill as passed both Houses 04/07/11  
Assent 25/07/11 Act no.: 81 of 2011
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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  • As passed by both Houses

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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  • Addendum to explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

House of Representatives
  • Non-Government
MORRISON, Scott, MP

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Senate
  • Opposition [sheet 7100]
CASH, Sen Michaelia

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Schedules of amendments

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Notes
  • Referred to Committee (12/05/2011): Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee; Report due 29/06/2011
  • Access information for House of Representatives and Senate committees
  • An electronic version of this Act is available in ComLaw ( www.comlaw.gov.au )