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Migration Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2008 [2009]


Type
Government
Originating house
Senate
Status
Act
Portfolio
Immigration and Citizenship

Summary

Amends the Migration Act 1958 to: clarify that the Migration Review Tribunal and the Refugee Review Tribunal may invite either orally or in writing, review applicants or third parties to give information; reinstate uniform time limits for applying for judicial review of a migration decision in the Federal Magistrates Court, Federal Court and High Court; and limit the appeals against judgments by the Federal Magistrates Court and the Federal Court that make an order or refuse to make an order to extend time to apply for judicial review of migration decisions.

Progress of bill

For committee reference information, please see the Notes section at the end of this page.

Senate
Introduced and read a first time 03/12/08  
Second reading moved 03/12/08  
Second reading debate 04/02/09  
Second reading agreed to 04/02/09  
Committee of the Whole debate 04/02/09  
Third reading agreed to 04/02/09  
     
House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 05/02/09  
Second reading moved 12/02/09  
Second reading debate 12/02/09  
Second reading agreed to 12/02/09  
Third reading agreed to 12/02/09  
     
Text of bill as passed both Houses 12/02/09  
Assent 25/02/09 Act no.: 10 of 2009
     

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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  • Correction to explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

Senate
  • Australian Greens [sheet 5707]
HANSON-YOUNG, Sen Sarah

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Schedules of amendments

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Notes