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Australian Border Force Bill 2015


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

Summary

Introduced with the Customs and Other Legislation Amendment (Australian Border Force) Bill 2015, the bill: establishes the statutory office and role of the Australian Border Force (ABF) Commissioner; provides for the exercise of powers of the commissioner and the ABF employees; provides for the issue of binding written directions in relation to the administration and control of the ABF and the department respectively, and the performance of functions or exercise of powers; provides the ability to require immigration and border protection workers to undergo alcohol and prohibited drug screening tests; establishes secrecy and disclosure provisions; and provides for the management of serious misconduct by employees.

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 25/02/15  
Second reading moved 25/02/15  
Second reading debate 24/03/15  
Second reading debate 25/03/15  
Second reading agreed to 25/03/15  
Third reading agreed to 25/03/15  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 25/03/15  
Second reading moved 25/03/15  
Second reading debate 14/05/15  
Committee of the Whole debate 14/05/15  
Third reading agreed to 14/05/15  
     
Finally passed both Houses 14/05/15  
Assent 20/05/15 Act no.: 40 - 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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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

Senate
  • Australian Greens [sheet 7704]
HANSON-YOUNG, Sen Sarah

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Schedules of amendments

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Notes
  • Referred to Committee (05/03/2015): Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee; Committee report (07/05/2015)
  • An electronic version of this Act is available on the Federal Register of Legislation (www.legislation.gov.au)