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


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Migration Legislation Amendment (Offshore Processing and Other Measures) Bill 2011



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

Summary

Responds to the High Court’s decision in Plaintiff M70/2011 v Minister for Immigration and Citizenship [2011] HCA 32 by amending the: Migration Act 1958 to replace the existing framework for taking offshore entry persons to another country for assessment of their claims to be refugees; and Immigration (Guardianship of Children) Act 1946 in relation to the making and implementation of any decision to remove, deport or take a non-citizen child from Australia.

Progress of bill

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House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 21/09/11  
Second reading moved 21/09/11  
Second reading debate 22/09/11  
Second reading debate 14/08/12  
Second reading debate 15/08/12  
Second reading agreed to 15/08/12  
Consideration in detail debate 15/08/12 Amendment details: 39 Government agreed to
Third reading agreed to 15/08/12  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 15/08/12  
Second reading moved 15/08/12  
Second reading debate 15/08/12  
Second reading debate 16/08/12  
Committee of the Whole debate 16/08/12  
Third reading agreed to 16/08/12  
     
Assent 17/08/12 Act no.: 113 of 2012
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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  • Third reading

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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  • Revised explanatory memorandum

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  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

House of Representatives
  • Government [sheet BP256]

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  • Non-Government
BANDT, Adam, MP

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Senate
  • Australian Greens [sheet 7269 Revised]
HANSON-YOUNG, Sen Sarah

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  • Australian Greens [sheet 7266]
HANSON-YOUNG, Sen Sarah

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  • Australian Greens [sheet 7268]
HANSON-YOUNG, Sen Sarah

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  • Australian Greens [sheet 7264]
HANSON-YOUNG, Sen Sarah

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Schedules of amendments

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Notes