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Migration Amendment (Protection and Other Measures) Bill 2014


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

Summary

Amends the Migration Act 1958 to: clarify the responsibilities of asylum seekers to provide and substantiate claims in relation to protection visas; enable the Refugee Review Tribunal to draw an unfavourable inference about the credibility of claims or evidence raised by a protection visa applicant for the first time at the review stage; create grounds to refuse a protection visa application when an applicant refuses or fails to establish their identity, nationality or citizenship; provide that a protection visa will not be granted to a family applicant unless the visa was applied for before the family visa holder was granted their visa; define the risk threshold for assessing Australia’s non-refoulement obligations under certain treaties; amend the framework in relation to unauthorised maritime arrivals and transitory persons who can make a valid application for a visa; provide for changes to the processes and administration of the Migration Review Tribunal and the Refugee Review Tribunal; and clarify when a review of a decision in relation to an application is ‘finally determined’.

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 25/06/14  
Second reading moved 25/06/14  
Second reading debate 22/09/14  
Second reading agreed to 22/09/14  
Consideration in detail debate 22/09/14  
Third reading agreed to 22/09/14  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 25/09/14  
Second reading moved 25/09/14  
Second reading debate 16/03/15  
Second reading debate 19/03/15  
Second reading agreed to 19/03/15  
Committee of the Whole debate 19/03/15  
Committee of the Whole debate 25/03/15 Amendment details: 12 Government and 2 Opposition agreed to
Third reading agreed to 25/03/15  
     
House of Representatives
Consideration of Senate message 25/03/15 Details: House agreed to Senate amendments
     
Finally passed both Houses 25/03/15  
Assent 13/04/15 Act no.: 35 - Year: 2015
     

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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  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum

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  • Further supplementary explanatory memorandum

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  • Addendum to explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

House of Representatives
  • Non-Government
MARLES, Richard, MP

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Senate
  • Australian Greens [sheet 7675 revised]
HANSON-YOUNG, Sen Sarah

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  • Australian Greens [sheet 7683]
HANSON-YOUNG, Sen Sarah

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  • Australian Greens [sheet 7682]
HANSON-YOUNG, Sen Sarah

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  • Australian Greens [sheet 7681]
HANSON-YOUNG, Sen Sarah

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  • Australian Greens [sheet 7674]
HANSON-YOUNG, Sen Sarah

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  • Australian Greens [sheet 7572]
HANSON-YOUNG, Sen Sarah

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  • Government [sheet EE113]

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  • Government [sheet ZA361]

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  • Opposition [sheet 7578]
CARR, Sen Kim

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Schedules of amendments

  • Schedule of the amendments made by the Senate

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Notes
  • Referred to Committee (26/06/2014): Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee; Committee report (22/09/2014)
  • Access information for House of Representatives and Senate committees
  • An electronic version of this Act is available in ComLaw ( www.comlaw.gov.au )