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Migration (Visa Evidence) Charge (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2012


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

Summary

Introduced with the Migration (Visa Evidence) Charge Bill 2012, the bill amends the Migration Act 1958 to: enable a non-citizen visa holder, or certain other persons on behalf of the visa holder, to request to be given a prescribed form of evidence of a visa and require that person to pay the visa evidence charge; provide that the amount of charge be prescribed in the regulations and must not exceed the charge limit; insert a regulation making power in relation to various matters relating to the charge; require an officer to give a person evidence of a visa within a reasonable time after they have made a request and paid the charge; and allow the minister to direct that a specified document is not to be taken to be a passport or travel document for the purposes of the regulations.

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 09/05/12  
Second reading moved 09/05/12  
Referred to Federation Chamber 20/06/12  
Second reading debate 21/06/12  
Second reading agreed to 21/06/12  
Reported from Federation Chamber 21/06/12  
Third reading agreed to 21/06/12  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 22/06/12  
Second reading moved 22/06/12  
Second reading debate 23/08/12  
Second reading agreed to 23/08/12  
Third reading agreed to 23/08/12  
     
Assent 12/09/12 Act no.: 125 of 2012
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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  • Statement of Compatibility with Human Rights

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  • Additional explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

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Notes
  • Referred to Committee (10/05/2012): Joint Standing Committee on Migration; Committee report (18/06/2012)
  • Access information for House of Representatives and Senate committees
  • An electronic version of this Act is available in ComLaw ( www.comlaw.gov.au )