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Migration and Security Legislation Amendment (Review of Security Assessments) Bill 2012


Type
Private
Originating house
Senate
Status
Not Proceeding
Sponsor
HANSON-YOUNG, Sen Sarah

Summary

Amends the: Administrative Appeals Tribunal Act 1975 to: enable non-citizens eligible for a protection visa to seek a merits review of their security assessment in the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT); and create the position of Special Advocate to provide support for these reviews; Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Act 1979 to require the Director-General of the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) to review adverse or qualified security assessments of protection visa persons every six months or on referral from the Department of Immigration and Citizenship; and Migration Act 1958 to require the minister to review a decision to refuse or cancel a protection visa when an adverse security assessment is revoked by an ASIO review or an AAT merits review.

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 10/10/12  
Second reading moved 10/10/12  
Lapsed at end of Parliament 12/11/13  
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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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

Bills Digest



Notes
  • Referred to Committee (11/10/2012): Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee; Committee report (30/04/2013)
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