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Migration Amendment (Visa Revalidation and Other Measures) Bill 2016


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

Summary

Amends the Migration Act 1958 to: establish a framework which requires certain visa holders to revalidate certain information, either within a specified period (a routine revalidation check) or if the minister determines that it is in the public interest (a public interest revalidation check); provide that certain events that cause a visa that is in effect to cease will, as a general rule, cause a visa that is held, but not in effect, to be taken to cease; and enable the use of contactless technology to clear travellers through the immigration clearance system (SmartGate).

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 19/10/16  
Second reading moved 19/10/16  
Second reading debate 08/02/17  
Second reading debate 09/02/17  
Second reading agreed to 09/02/17  
Third reading agreed to 09/02/17  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 09/02/17  
Second reading moved 09/02/17  
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

Senate
  • Opposition [sheet 8043]
CARR, Sen Kim

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Schedules of amendments

Bills Digest



Notes
  • Considered by scrutiny committee (09/11/2016): Senate Standing Committee for the Scrutiny of Bills; Scrutiny Report No. 10 of 2016
  • Referred to Committee (10/11/2016): Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee; Committee report (28/11/2016)
  • Considered by scrutiny committee (22/11/2016): Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights; Report 9 of 2016