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Migration and Maritime Powers Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2015


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Not Proceeding
Portfolio
Immigration and Border Protection

Summary

Amends the Migration Act 1958 to: provide that when an unlawful non-citizen is in the process of being removed to another country and before they enter that country the person is returned to Australia, then that person has a lawful basis to return to Australia without a visa; ensure that when that person is returned to Australia, bars on the person making a valid visa application for certain visas will continue to apply as if they had never left Australia; make technical and consequential amendments arising out of the enactment of the Migration Amendment (Character and General Visa Cancellation) Act 2014; clarify that a person who has previously been refused a protection visa application that was made on their behalf cannot make a further protection visa application; ensure that fast track applicants can apply to the Administrative Review Tribunal for review of certain decisions; correct a referencing error in relation to maritime crew visas; and ensure that visa ceasing provisions operate as intended; and the Maritime Powers Act 2013 to clarify that powers are able to be exercised in the course of passage through or above waters of another country in a manner consistent with the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea.

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 16/09/15  
Second reading moved 16/09/15  
Second reading debate 10/11/15  
Second reading agreed to 10/11/15  
Third reading agreed to 10/11/15  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 11/11/15  
Second reading moved 11/11/15  
Second reading debate 23/11/15  
Second reading agreed to 23/11/15  
Committee of the Whole debate 23/11/15 Amendment details: 4 Australians Greens [1 as amended by 2 Opposition] agreed to
Third reading agreed to 23/11/15  
     
House of Representatives
Message from Senate reported 23/11/15  
Lapsed at prorogation 15/04/16  
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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  • Addendum to explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

Senate
  • Australian Greens [sheet 7791]
HANSON-YOUNG, Sen Sarah

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  • Opposition [sheet 7808]
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 (17/09/2015): Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee; Committee report (10/11/2015)
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