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Migration Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2014

Originating house
House of Representatives
Immigration and Border Protection


Amends the Migration Act 1958 to: clarify the limitations or prohibitions on valid applications by persons who have been refused a visa or who held a visa that was cancelled; ensure that a bridging visa application is not an impediment to removal; apply debt recovery provisions to all convicted people smugglers and illegal foreign fishers; clarify the obligation of the Migration Review Tribunal and the Refugee Review Tribunal to provide documents to an authorised recipient; clarify the role of an authorised recipient and the extent of the obligation to notify an authorised recipient of direct communications made with the person who authorised them; clarify the procedural fairness provisions relating to giving of certain information to a visa applicant; and remove redundant references; and Australian Citizenship Act 2007 and Migration Act 1958 to provide access to, and use of, material and information obtained under certain search warrants.

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 27/03/14  
Second reading moved 27/03/14  
Second reading debate 16/06/14  
Second reading agreed to 16/06/14  
Third reading agreed to 16/06/14  
Introduced and read a first time 19/06/14  
Second reading moved 19/06/14  
Second reading debate 03/09/14  
Second reading agreed to 03/09/14  
Third reading agreed to 03/09/14  
Finally passed both Houses 03/09/14  
Assent 24/09/14 Act no.: 106 - Year: 2014

Text of bill

  • First reading

  • As passed by both Houses


Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum


Second reading speeches

Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

Bills Digest

  • Referred to Committee (27/03/2014): Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee; Committee report (21/08/2014)
  • An electronic version of this Act is available on the Federal Register of Legislation (www.legislation.gov.au)