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Migration Amendment (Temporary Sponsored Visas) Bill 2013


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

Summary

Amends the: Migration Act 1958 to: require the minister to establish the Ministerial Advisory Council on Skilled Migration to provide advice in relation to the temporary sponsored work visa program; require sponsors participating in the temporary sponsored work visa program to undertake labour market testing in relation to nominated occupations; provide that labour market testing is undertaken after redundancies and retrenchments have occurred; provide for enforceable undertakings between the minister and approved sponsors in relation to sponsorship; and enable Fair Work inspectors to monitor sponsorship compliance; Migration Act 1958 and Migration Regulations 1994 to set out the requirements to be met by approved sponsors when undertaking labour market testing; and Migration Regulations 1994 to extend the period in which certain visa holders can seek new sponsored employment.

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 06/06/13  
Second reading moved 06/06/13  
Second reading debate 19/06/13  
Second reading debate 20/06/13  
Second reading debate 24/06/13  
Second reading debate 25/06/13  
Second reading debate 26/06/13  
Second reading agreed to 26/06/13  
Consideration in detail debate 26/06/13 Amendment details: 16 Government agreed to
Consideration in detail debate 27/06/13  
Third reading agreed to 27/06/13  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 28/06/13  
Second reading moved 28/06/13  
Second reading debate 28/06/13  
Second reading agreed to 28/06/13  
Third reading agreed to 28/06/13  
     
Text of bill as passed both Houses 28/06/13  
Assent 29/06/13 Act no.: 122 of 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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  • Explanatory memorandum

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  • Revised explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

House of Representatives
  • Government
MORRISON, Scott, MP

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  • Government [sheet ZA317]

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  • Non-Government
KATTER, Bob, Jnr, MP

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  • Non-Government
BANDT, Adam, MP

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  • Non-Government
BANDT, Adam, MP

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Schedules of amendments

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Notes
  • Referred to Committee (18/06/2013): Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee; Committee report (24/06/2013)
  • Access information for House of Representatives and Senate committees
  • An electronic version of this Act is available in ComLaw ( www.comlaw.gov.au )