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Migration Amendment (Temporary Sponsored Visas) Bill 2013

2010-2011-2012-2013

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

As passed by both Houses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Migration Amendment (Temporary Sponsored Visas) Bill 2013

 

No.      , 2013

 

 

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to amend the Migration Act 1958 , and for related purposes

   

   



Contents

1............ Short title............................................................................................. 2

2............ Commencement................................................................................... 2

3............ Schedule(s)......................................................................................... 3

Schedule 1—Sponsorship visas: preliminary                                                         4

Migration Act 1958                                                                                                      4

Schedule 2—Labour market testing                                                                            6

Part 1—Amendment of the Migration Act 1958                                             6

Part 2—Amendment of the Migration Regulations 1994                          13

Part 3—Saving and application                                                                               14

Schedule 3—Subclass 457 visa conditions                                                              15

Migration Regulations 1994                                                                                    15

Schedule 4—Sponsorship obligations                                                                       16

Part 1—Amendments                                                                                                   16

Migration Act 1958                                                                                                    16

Part 2—Saving                                                                                                                 18

Schedule 5—Enforceable undertakings by sponsors                                      19

Part 1—Amendments commencing on day of Royal Assent                  19

Division 1—Amendments                                                                                         19

Migration Act 1958                                                                                                    19

Division 2—Application                                                                                            21

Part 2—Amendments contingent on the commencement of Part 6 of the Regulatory Powers (Standard Provisions) Act 2013                                                                                  22

Division 1—Amendments                                                                                         22

Migration Act 1958                                                                                                    22

Division 2—Application and saving                                                                        23

Schedule 6—Sponsorship inspector powers                                                         25

Part 1—Amendments                                                                                                   25

Migration Act 1958                                                                                                    25

Part 2—Application                                                                                                      29

 



A Bill for an Act to amend the Migration Act 1958 , and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1   Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the Migration Amendment (Temporary Sponsored Visas) Act 2013 .

2   Commencement

             (1)  Each provision of this Act specified in column 1 of the table commences, or is taken to have commenced, in accordance with column 2 of the table. Any other statement in column 2 has effect according to its terms.

 

Commencement information

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Provision(s)

Commencement

Date/Details

1.  Sections 1 to 3 and anything in this Act not elsewhere covered by this table

The day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

2.  Schedule 1

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

3.  Schedule 2

A single day to be fixed by Proclamation.

However, if the provision(s) do not commence within the period of 6 months beginning on the day this Act receives the Royal Assent, they commence on the day after the end of that period.

 

4.  Schedules 3 and 4

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

5.  Schedule 5, Part 1

The day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

6.  Schedule 5, Part 2

The later of:

(a) the start of the day after this Act receives the Royal Assent; and

(b) immediately after the commencement of Part 6 of the Regulatory Powers (Standard Provisions) Act 2013 .

However, the provision(s) do not commence at all if the event mentioned in paragraph (b) does not occur.

 

7.  Schedule 6

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this Act as originally enacted. It will not be amended to deal with any later amendments of this Act.

             (2)  Any information in column 3 of the table is not part of this Act. Information may be inserted in this column, or information in it may be edited, in any published version of this Act.

3   Schedule(s)

             (1)  Each Act, and each set of regulations, that is specified in a Schedule to this Act is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this Act has effect according to its terms.

             (2)  The amendment of any regulation under subsection (1) does not prevent the regulation, as so amended, from being amended or repealed by the Governor-General.