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Migration and Maritime Powers Legislation Amendment (Resolving the Asylum Legacy Caseload) Bill 2014

2013-2014

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

Migration and Maritime Powers Legislation Amendment (Resolving the Asylum Legacy Caseload) Bill 2014

 

No.      , 2014

 

(Immigration and Border Protection)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to migration and maritime powers, and for related purposes

   

   



Contents

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

2............ Commencement................................................................................... 1

3............ Schedules............................................................................................ 4

Schedule 1—Amendments relating to maritime powers                                 5

Part 1—Main amendments                                                                                          5

Maritime Powers Act 2013                                                                                         5

Part 2—Other amendments                                                                                       20

Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Act 1977                                        20

Immigration (Guardianship of Children) Act 1946                                             20

Migration Act 1958                                                                                                    20

Part 3—Application                                                                                                      22

Schedule 2—Protection visas and other measures                                            24

Part 1—Protection visas                                                                                              24

Division 1—Protection visas generally                                                                    24

Migration Act 1958                                                                                                    24

Division 2—Safe haven enterprise visas                                                                27

Migration Act 1958                                                                                                    27

Division 3—Application                                                                                            28

Part 2—Visa applications taken to be applications for a different visa 29

Division 1—Amendments                                                                                         29

Migration Act 1958                                                                                                    29

Division 2—Application                                                                                            32

Part 3—Deemed visa applications                                                                         33

Division 1—Amendments                                                                                         33

Migration Act 1958                                                                                                    33

Division 2—Application                                                                                            34

Part 4—Permanent protection visas and temporary protection visas   35

Division 1—Main amendments                                                                               35

Migration Regulations 1994                                                                                    35

Division 2—Main amendments commencing immediately after Division 1 44

Migration Regulations 1994                                                                                    44

Division 3—Consequential amendments                                                               46

Migration Regulations 1994                                                                                    46

Division 4—Amendments relating to application                                                 49

Migration Regulations 1994                                                                                    49

Schedule 3—Act-based visas                                                                                          50

Part 1—Amendment of the Migration Act 1958                                           50

Division 1—Amendments                                                                                         50

Migration Act 1958                                                                                                    50

Division 2—Application                                                                                            53

Part 2—Amendment of the Migration Regulations 1994                          54

Migration Regulations 1994                                                                                    54

Schedule 4—Amendments relating to fast track assessment process    57

Part 1—Fast track assessment process                                                                 57

Migration Act 1958                                                                                                    57

Part 2—Application                                                                                                      89

Schedule 5—Clarifying Australia’s international law obligations          90

Part 1—Removal of unlawful non-citizens                                                       90

Division 1—Amendments commencing on the day after Royal Assent          90

Migration Act 1958                                                                                                    90

Division 2—Amendments if this Act commences after the Migration Amendment (Protection and Other Measures) Act 2014                                                                                                       91

Part 2—Amendments commencing on Proclamation                                  92

Migration Act 1958                                                                                                    92

Part 3—Contingent amendments                                                                           98

Division 1—Amendments if this Act commences before the Migration Amendment (Protection and Other Measures) Act 2014                                                                                                       98

Migration Act 1958                                                                                                    98

Division 2—Amendments if this Act commences before the Migration Amendment (Regaining Control Over Australia’s Protection Obligations) Act 2014                                                      98

Migration Act 1958                                                                                                    98

Division 3—Amendments if this Act commences after the Migration Amendment (Regaining Control Over Australia’s Protection Obligations) Act 2014                                                      99

Migration Act 1958                                                                                                    99

Part 4—Application and transitional provisions                                           100

Schedule 6—Unauthorised maritime arrivals and transitory persons: newborn children            101

Part 1—Amendments                                                                                                 101

Migration Act 1958                                                                                                  101

Part 2—Application of amendments                                                                  106

Schedule 7—Caseload management                                                                        110

Part 1—Amendments                                                                                                 110

Migration Act 1958                                                                                                  110

Part 2—Application and savings                                                                          112

 



A Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to migration and maritime powers, and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1   Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the Migration and Maritime Powers Legislation Amendment (Resolving the Asylum Legacy Caseload) Act 2014 .

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

Provisions

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, Part 1, Division 1

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

4.  Schedule 2, Part 1, Division 2

A single day to be fixed by Proclamation.

However, if the provisions 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.

 

5.  Schedule 2, Part 1, Division 3

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

6.  Schedule 2, Parts 2 and 3

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

7.  Schedule 2, Part 4, Division 1

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

8.  Schedule 2, Part 4, Division 2

Immediately after the commencement of the provisions covered by table item 7.

 

9.  Schedule 2, Part 4, Divisions 3 and 4

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

10.  Schedule 3

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

11.  Schedule 4

A single day to be fixed by Proclamation.

However, if the provisions 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.

 

12.  Schedule 5, items 1 and 2

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

13.  Schedule 5, item 3

Immediately after item 4 of Schedule 2 to the Migration Amendment (Protection and Other Measures) Act 2014 commences.

 

14.  Schedule 5, Part 2

A single day to be fixed by Proclamation.

However, if the provisions 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.

 

15.  Schedule 5, item 18

At the same time as the provisions covered by table item 3.

However, if item 3 of Schedule 2 to the Migration Amendment (Protection and Other Measures) Act 2014 commences at or before that time, the provisions do not commence at all.

 

16.  Schedule 5, items 19 to 22

At the same time as the provisions covered by table item 3.

However, if Schedule 1 to the Migration Amendment (Regaining Control Over Australia’s Protection Obligations) Act 2014 commences at or before that time, the provisions do not commence at all.

 

17.  Schedule 5, item 23

Immediately after the Migration Amendment (Regaining Control Over Australia’s Protection Obligations) Act 2014 commences.

 

18.  Schedule 5, item 24

Immediately after item 3 of Schedule 3 to the Migration Amendment Act 2014 commences.

 

19.  Schedule 5, item 25

Immediately after item 5 of Schedule 3 to the Migration Amendment Act 2014 commences.

 

20.  Schedule 5, item 26

Immediately after the Migration Amendment (Regaining Control Over Australia’s Protection Obligations) Act 2014 commences.

 

21.  Schedule 5, item 27

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

22.  Schedule 5, items 28 and 29

At the same time as the provisions covered by table item 3.

 

23.  Schedules 6 and 7

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   Schedules

             (1)  Legislation 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.