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Migration Legislation Amendment (Student Visas) Bill 2012


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

Summary

Amends the Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000 and Migration Act 1958 to abolish the automatic cancellation of student visas for unsatisfactory course attendance or academic progress, enabling each case to be considered on its merits.

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 22/03/12  
Second reading moved 22/03/12  
Second reading debate 09/05/12  
Second reading debate 10/05/12  
Second reading agreed to 10/05/12  
Third reading agreed to 10/05/12  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 10/05/12  
Second reading moved 10/05/12  
Second reading debate 11/10/12  
Second reading agreed to 01/11/12  
Committee of the Whole debate 01/11/12 Amendment details: 1 Government agreed to
Third reading agreed to 01/11/12  
     
House of Representatives
Consideration of Senate message 26/11/12 Details: House agreed to Senate amendment
     
Text of bill as passed both Houses 26/11/12  
Assent 12/12/12 Act no.: 192 of 2012
     

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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  • Regulation impact statement

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  • Statement of Compatibility with Human Rights

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  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

Senate
  • Government [sheet BP238]

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Schedules of amendments

  • Schedule of the amendment made by the Senate

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Notes
  • Referred to Committee (22/03/2012): Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee; Committee report (19/06/2012)
  • Access information for House of Representatives and Senate committees
  • An electronic version of this Act is available in ComLaw ( www.comlaw.gov.au )