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Migration Amendment (Character and General Visa Cancellation) Bill 2014


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

Summary

Amends the Migration Act 1958 to enable a visa to be cancelled or refused for certain non-citizens by: broadening the power to refuse to grant or to cancel a visa on character grounds; allowing the minister to require a state or territory agency to disclose personal information relevant to the character test; providing for lower thresholds for cancelling temporary visas; strengthening ministerial decision making powers in relation to general visa cancellation provisions; and introducing a mandatory visa cancellation for certain non-citizens who do not pass the character test.

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 24/09/14  
Second reading moved 24/09/14  
Second reading debate 22/10/14  
Second reading agreed to 22/10/14  
Third reading agreed to 22/10/14  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 28/10/14  
Second reading moved 28/10/14  
Second reading debate 26/11/14  
Second reading agreed to 26/11/14  
Third reading agreed to 26/11/14  
     
Finally passed both Houses 26/11/14  
Assent 10/12/14 Act no.: 129 - Year: 2014
     

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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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

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Notes
  • Referred to Committee (25/09/2014): Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee; Committee report (24/11/2014)
  • Access information for House of Representatives and Senate committees
  • An electronic version of this Act is available in ComLaw ( www.comlaw.gov.au )