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Migration Amendment (Unauthorised Maritime Arrivals and Other Measures) Bill 2012


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

Summary

Amends the Migration Act 1958 to: implement a recommendation of the Expert Panel on Asylum Seekers to provide that asylum seekers who unlawfully arrive anywhere in Australia are subject to the same regional processing arrangements as asylum seekers who arrive at an excised offshore place; ensure that a person does not cease to be a transitory person if they have been assessed to be a refugee; provide for discretionary immigration detention of Papua New Guinea citizens who are unlawful non-citizens and are in a protected area; and provide for an annual report on the Bali Process and aspects of the Regional Cooperation Framework.

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 31/10/12  
Second reading moved 31/10/12  
Second reading debate 27/11/12  
Second reading agreed to 27/11/12  
Consideration in detail debate 27/11/12 Amendment details: 1 Independent agreed to
Third reading agreed to 27/11/12  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 05/02/13  
Second reading moved 05/02/13  
Second reading debate 16/05/13  
Second reading agreed to 16/05/13  
Committee of the Whole debate 16/05/13 Amendment details: 3 Government agreed to
Third reading agreed to 16/05/13  
     
House of Representatives
Message from Senate reported 16/05/13  
Consideration of Senate message 16/05/13 Details: House agreed to Senate amendments
     
Text of bill as passed both Houses 16/05/13  
Assent 20/05/13 Act no.: 35 - Year: 2013
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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  • Third reading

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  • As passed by both Houses

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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
  • Non-Government
OAKESHOTT, Rob, MP

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Senate
  • Australian Greens [sheet 7383]
HANSON-YOUNG, Sen Sarah

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  • Australian Greens [sheet 7350]
HANSON-YOUNG, Sen Sarah

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  • Australian Greens [sheet 7349]
HANSON-YOUNG, Sen Sarah

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  • Government [sheet BV293]

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Schedules of amendments

  • Schedule of the amendments made by the Senate

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Notes
  • Referred to Committee (01/11/2012): Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee; Committee report (25/02/2013)
  • Access information for House of Representatives and Senate committees
  • An electronic version of this Act is available in ComLaw ( www.comlaw.gov.au )