Note: Where available, the PDF/Word icon below is provided to view the complete and fully formatted document
Schedule 1—Code of procedure harmonisation

Schedule 1 Code of procedure harmonisation

Part 1 Main amendments

Migration Act 1958

1  Subsection 5(1)

Repeal the following definitions:

                     (a)  definition of Part 5-reviewable decision ;

                     (b)  definition of Part 7-reviewable decision .

2  Subsection 5(1)

Insert:

reviewable decision : see section 337A.

reviewable migration decision : see section 338.

reviewable refugee decision : see section 338A.

3  Paragraph 5(9)(a)

Omit “7”, substitute “7AA”.

4  Paragraph 5(9)(b)

Omit “or 7”.

5  Paragraph 5(9)(b)

Omit “prescribed; or”, substitute “prescribed.”.

6  Paragraph 5(9)(c)

Repeal the paragraph.

7  Subsection 5(9A)

Omit “, 7”.

8  Paragraphs 5(9A)(a) and (b)

Omit “Part 5-reviewable”, substitute “reviewable”.

9  Paragraphs 5(9A)(c) and (d)

Repeal the paragraphs.

10  Paragraph 5(9B)(a)

Omit “Part 5-reviewable”, substitute “reviewable”.

11  Paragraph 5(9B)(b)

Repeal the paragraph.

12  Paragraph 66(2)(d)

Omit “or 7”.

13  Paragraph 66(2)(e)

Omit “or Part 7”.

14  Paragraph 66(2)(f)

Omit “, 7”.

15  Paragraph 66(3)(b)

Omit “or 7”.

16  Paragraphs 127(2)(b) and (c)

Omit “or 7”.

17  Paragraph 178(2)(b)

Omit “, 351 or 417”, substitute “or 351”.

18  Section 275 (definition of review authority )

Repeal the definition, substitute:

review authority means:

                     (a)  the Tribunal in its Migration and Refugee Division; or

                     (b)  the Immigration Assessment Authority.

19  Paragraph 276(2A)(a)

Omit “, 417”.

20  Subsection 277(4)

Omit “, 417”.

21  Paragraph 282(4)(e)

Omit “, 417”.

22  Part 5 (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

Part 5 Review of reviewable decisions

23  Division 1 of Part 5 (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

Division 1 Introduction

24  Section 336M

Repeal the section, substitute:

336M   Simplified outline of this Part

This Part provides for the review of reviewable decisions by the Administrative Appeals Tribunal in its Migration and Refugee Division.

There are 2 types of reviewable decisions: reviewable migration decisions and reviewable refugee decisions.

Reviewable migration decisions relate to the refusal or cancellation of visas in some circumstances. They do not include decisions relating to protection visas or temporary safe haven visas, or decisions in relation to which the Minister has given a conclusive certificate.

Reviewable refugee decisions generally relate to protection visas.

Some other decisions under this Act may be reviewed by the Administrative Appeals Tribunal in its General Division, including the following:

       (a)     some decisions to cancel business visas;

      (b)     some decisions relating to migration agents;

       (c)     some decisions relating to deportation, protection visas and the refusal or cancellation of visas on character grounds.

Fast track reviewable decisions are reviewable by the Immigration Assessment Authority under Part 7AA of this Act. These are decisions to refuse protection visas to some applicants, including unauthorised maritime arrivals who entered Australia on or after 13 August 2012.

25  Subsection 336N(1)

Omit “Part 5-reviewable decisions (see section 338)”, substitute “reviewable decisions (see section 337A)”.

26  Subsection 336N(2)

Omit “Part 5-reviewable decisions”, substitute “reviewable decisions”.

27  Section 337 (definition of decision on a review )

Omit “Part 5-reviewable decision” (wherever occurring), substitute “reviewable decision”.

28  Section 337 (definition of Part 5-reviewable decision )

Repeal the definition.

29  Section 337

Insert:

reviewable decision : see section 337A.

reviewable migration decision : see section 338.

reviewable refugee decision : see section 338A.

30  Division 2 of Part 5 (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

Division 2 Reviewable decisions

31  Before section 338

Insert:

337A   What is a reviewable decision ?

                   A decision is a reviewable decision if it is:

                     (a)  a reviewable migration decision (see section 338); or

                     (b)  a reviewable refugee decision (see section 338A).

32  Section 338 (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

338   Definition of reviewable migration decision

33  Paragraph 338(1)(b)

Omit “a Part 7-reviewable decision”, substitute “a reviewable refugee decision”.

34  After section 338

Insert:

338A   Definition of reviewable refugee decision

             (1)  A decision is a reviewable refugee decision if this section so provides, unless:

                     (a)  the Minister has issued a conclusive certificate under section 339 in relation to the decision; or

                     (b)  the decision is to cancel a protection visa and was made by the Minister personally; or

                     (c)  the decision is made in relation to a non-citizen who is not physically present in the migration zone when the decision is made; or

                     (d)  the decision is a fast track decision.

             (2)  Each of the following decisions is a reviewable refugee decision :

                     (a)  a decision that:

                              (i)  was made before 1 September 1994; and

                             (ii)  was that a non-citizen is not a refugee under the Refugees Convention as amended by the Refugees Protocol;

                            other than a decision made after a review by the Minister of an earlier decision that the person was not such a refugee;

                     (b)  a decision:

                              (i)  that was made before 1 September 1994; and

                             (ii)  that was to refuse to grant, or to cancel, a visa, or entry permit (within the meaning of this Act as in force immediately before that date); and

                            (iii)  a criterion for which is that the applicant for it is a non-citizen who has been determined to be a refugee under the Refugees Convention as amended by the Refugees Protocol;

                            other than a decision made under the Migration (Review) (1993) Regulations or under the repealed Part 2A of the Migration (Review) Regulations;

                     (c)  a decision to refuse to grant a protection visa, other than a decision that was made relying on:

                              (i)  subsection 5H(2), or 36(1B) or (1C); or

                             (ii)  paragraph 36(2C)(a) or (b);

                     (d)  a decision to cancel a protection visa, other than a decision that was made because of:

                              (i)  subsection 5H(2) or 36(1C); or

                             (ii)  paragraph 36(2C)(a) or (b); or

                            (iii)  an assessment by the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation that the holder of the visa is directly or indirectly a risk to security (within the meaning of section 4 of the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Act 1979 ).

35  Section 339 (note)

Omit “ Part 5-reviewable decision (see subsections 338(1) and 348(2))”, substitute “ reviewable decision (see subsections 338(1), 338A(1) and 348(2))”.

36  Division 3 of Part 5 (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

Division 3 Tribunal to review reviewable decisions

37  Section 347 (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

347   Application for review—reviewable migration decisions

38  Paragraph 347(1)(b)

Omit “prescribed period”, substitute “period prescribed by the regulations”.

39  After section 347

Insert:

347A   Application for review—reviewable refugee decisions

             (1)  An application for review of a reviewable refugee decision must:

                     (a)  be made in the approved form; and

                     (b)  be given to the Tribunal within the period prescribed by the regulations, being a period ending not later than 28 days after the notification of the decision; and

                     (c)  be accompanied by the fee (if any) prescribed by the regulations.

             (2)  An application for review may only be made by the non-citizen who is the subject of the primary decision.

             (3)  An application for review may only be made by a non-citizen who is physically present in the migration zone when the application for review is made.

             (4)  Regulations made for the purposes of paragraph (1)(b) may specify different periods in relation to different classes of reviewable refugee decisions (which may be decisions that relate to non-citizens in a specified place).

40  Section 348 (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

348   Tribunal to review reviewable decisions

41  Subsection 348(1)

Omit “under section 347 for review of a Part 5-reviewable decision”, substitute “under section 347 or 347A for review of a reviewable decision”.

42  Section 349 (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

349   Powers of Tribunal

43  Subsection 349(1)

Omit “a Part 5-reviewable decision”, substitute “a reviewable decision”.

44  After section 350

Insert:

350A   Multiple review applications—reviewable refugee decisions

Scope

             (1)  This section applies if:

                     (a)  a non-citizen has made an application (the earlier application ) to a review body for review of a reviewable refugee decision; and

                     (b)  the earlier application has been determined by a review body; and

                     (c)  the non-citizen makes a further application, to the Tribunal, for review of a reviewable refugee decision.

Tribunal not required to consider earlier information

             (2)  The Tribunal, in considering the further application:

                     (a)  is not required to consider any information considered in the earlier application; and

                     (b)  may have regard to, and take to be correct, any decision that a review body has made about, or because of, that information.

             (3)  In this section:

review body means:

                     (a)  the former Refugee Review Tribunal; or

                     (b)  the Tribunal.

Note:          The Refugee Review Tribunal was abolished from 1 July 2015, and its functions transferred to the Migration and Refugee Division of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (“the Tribunal”).

45  Paragraph 351(5)(b)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (b)  if the statement relates to a reviewable refugee decision—any information that may identify the applicant; or

                     (c)  if the Minister thinks that it would not be in the public interest to publish the name of another person connected in any way with the matter concerned:

                              (i)  the name of that other person; or

                             (ii)  if the statement relates to a reviewable refugee decision—any information that may identify that other person.

46  Section 352 (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

352   Tribunal to notify Secretary of application for review of reviewable decision

47  Division 4 of Part 5

Repeal the Division.

48  Division 5 of Part 5 (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

Division 4 Conduct of review

49  Before section 357A

Insert:

Subdivision A Natural justice hearing rule and technicalities etc.

50  Subsection 357A(2)

Omit “Division 8A”, substitute “Division 8”.

51  Subsection 357A(3)

Repeal the subsection.

52  After section 357A

Insert:

357B   Tribunal not bound by technicalities, legal forms or rules of evidence

                   The Tribunal is not bound by technicalities, legal forms or rules of evidence.

Subdivision B Documents, new claims or evidence before Tribunal

53  After section 358

Insert:

358A   How Tribunal is to deal with new claims or evidence—reviewable refugee decisions

             (1)  This section applies if, in relation to an application (the review application ) for review of a reviewable refugee decision in relation to a protection visa, the applicant:

                     (a)  raises a claim that was not raised in the application for the protection visa before the reviewable refugee decision was made; or

                     (b)  presents evidence in the review application that was not presented in the application for the protection visa before the reviewable refugee decision was made.

             (2)  In making a decision on the review application, the Tribunal is to draw an inference unfavourable to the credibility of the claim or evidence if the Tribunal is satisfied that the applicant does not have a reasonable explanation why the claim was not raised, or the evidence was not presented, before the reviewable refugee decision was made.

54  Before section 359

Insert:

Subdivision C Tribunal may seek information

55  Before section 359AA

Insert:

Subdivision D Tribunal invitations to applicant

56  After paragraph 359A(4)(a)

Insert:

                    (aa)  that was included, or referred to, in the written statement of the decision that is under review; or

57  Subsection 360A(1)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (1)  If the applicant is invited to appear before the Tribunal, the Tribunal must give the applicant notice of the following:

                     (a)  that he or she is invited to appear before the Tribunal to give evidence and present arguments;

                     (b)  the day on which, and the time and place at which, he or she is scheduled to appear;

                     (c)  the effect of:

                              (i)  subsections 361(1) and (2) (if applicable); and

                             (ii)  section 362B.

58  Subsection 360A(5)

Repeal the subsection.

59  Section 361

Repeal the section, substitute:

361   Applicant may request Tribunal to obtain evidence—most reviewable decisions

             (1)  The applicant may, after being notified under section 360A, give the Tribunal written notice that the applicant wants the Tribunal to obtain:

                     (a)  oral evidence from a person or persons named in the notice; or

                     (b)  written evidence from a person or persons named in the notice; or

                     (c)  other written material relating to the issues arising in relation to the decision under review.

             (2)  A notice under subsection (1) has no effect unless the Tribunal receives it before the start of the day on which the applicant is scheduled to appear.

             (3)  Subject to subsection (2), the Tribunal must have regard to the notice but is not required to comply with it.

             (4)  This section does not apply to the review of a reviewable migration decision covered by subsection 338(4) (certain bridging visa decisions).

60  Section 362 (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

362   Applicant may request Tribunal to call witnesses—reviewable migration decisions covered by subsection 338(4)

61  Section 362A

Repeal the section.

62  Before section 363

Insert:

Subdivision E Other powers and obligations of Tribunal

63  Paragraph 363(1)(c)

Omit “section 378”, substitute “sections 375A, 376 and 378”.

64  Subsection 363(2)

Omit “Part 5-reviewable decisions”, substitute “reviewable decisions”.

65  Section 363A

Repeal the section.

66  Section 365

Repeal the section, substitute:

365   Review to be in public—reviewable migration decisions

             (1)  Any oral evidence that the Tribunal takes while reviewing a reviewable migration decision must be taken in public.

             (2)  However, the Tribunal may direct that:

                     (a)  particular oral evidence; or

                     (b)  oral evidence for the purposes of the review of a particular reviewable migration decision;

be taken in private if the Tribunal is satisfied that it is in the public interest to do so.

             (3)  The Tribunal may also direct that particular oral evidence be taken in private if the Tribunal is satisfied that it is impracticable to take the particular oral evidence in public.

             (4)  If the Tribunal gives a direction under subsection (2) or (3), it may give directions as to the persons who may be present when the oral evidence is given.

365A   Review to be in private—reviewable refugee decisions

                   The hearing of an application for review of a reviewable refugee decision by the Tribunal must be in private.

67  Subsection 366(1)

Omit “(1)”.

68  Subsection 366(2)

Repeal the subsection.

69  Subsection 366A(1)

Omit “(the assistant )”.

70  Subsection 366A(2)

Omit “assistant” (wherever occurring), substitute “person assisting”.

71  Section 366C

Repeal the section, substitute:

366C   Interpreters

                   If a person appearing before the Tribunal to give evidence is not proficient in English, the Tribunal may direct that communication with the person proceed through an interpreter during his or her appearance.

72  Section 367 (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

367   Certain reviewable migration decisions to be made within prescribed period

73  At the end of Division 5 of Part 5

Add:

Subdivision F Guidance decisions

367A   Guidance decisions

             (1)  The President of the Tribunal, or the head of the Migration and Refugee Division of the Tribunal, may, in writing, direct that a guidance decision specified in the direction is to be complied with by the Tribunal in reaching a decision on a review of a reviewable decision of a kind specified in the direction.

             (2)  In reaching a decision on a review of a decision of that kind, the Tribunal must comply with the guidance decision unless the Tribunal is satisfied that the facts or circumstances of the decision under review are clearly distinguishable from the facts or circumstances of the guidance decision.

             (3)  However, non-compliance by the Tribunal with a guidance decision does not mean that the Tribunal’s decision on a review is an invalid decision.

             (4)  In this section:

guidance decision means a decision of:

                     (a)  the Tribunal; or

                     (b)  the former Migration Review Tribunal; or

                     (c)  the former Refugee Review Tribunal.

74  Division 6 of Part 5 (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

Division 5 Decisions of Tribunal

75  Subsections 368D(4) and (5)

Repeal the subsections.

76  Paragraph 368D(7)(b)

Omit “(4), (5) or”.

77  At the end of Division 6 of Part 5

Add:

368E   Notifying parties of Tribunal’s decision (decision given orally)

Oral statements

             (1)  Subsections (2), (3) and (4) apply if the Tribunal makes an oral statement under paragraph 368D(2)(a) about a decision on a review.

             (2)  The Tribunal must give to the Secretary a written notice that:

                     (a)  sets out the decision of the Tribunal on the review; and

                     (b)  states that:

                              (i)  the decision was given orally; and

                             (ii)  the Tribunal has made an oral statement about the decision; and

                     (c)  records the day and time the decision was given orally.

The Tribunal must give the notice to the Secretary within 14 days after the day on which the decision is taken to have been made.

             (3)  The Minister or the applicant may, in writing, request the Tribunal to provide the oral statement in writing. The Minister may make the request at any time. The applicant may make the request only within the period prescribed by the regulations.

             (4)  If the Minister or the applicant makes a request under subsection (3), the Tribunal must:

                     (a)  reduce the oral statement to writing; and

                     (b)  give a copy of the written statement to both the Secretary and the applicant within 14 days after the day the Tribunal receives the request.

Written statements

             (5)  Subsection (6) applies if the Tribunal makes a written statement under paragraph 368D(2)(b) about a decision on a review.

             (6)  The Tribunal must give to both the Secretary and the applicant a copy of the written statement within 14 days after the day on which the decision is taken to have been made.

Methods of giving statements

             (7)  A notice or copy given under subsection (2), (4) or (6) must be given:

                     (a)  if it is given to the Secretary—by one of the methods specified in section 379B; or

                     (b)  if it is given to the applicant—by one of the methods specified in section 379A.

Validity etc. not affected by failure to comply with this section

             (8)  A failure to comply with this section in relation to a decision on a review does not affect the validity of the decision.

369  Identifying information not to be published—reviewable refugee decisions

                   The Tribunal must not publish a statement made under subsection 362C(2), 368(1), 368D(2) or 368E(4) in relation to a reviewable refugee decision if the statement could identify:

                     (a)  an applicant; or

                     (b)  any relative or other dependant of an applicant.

Note:          Section 66B of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal Act 1975 allows the Tribunal to publish decisions and the reasons for them. However, section 66B does not authorise the publication of information if its disclosure would be prohibited or restricted by another enactment (such as this) conferring jurisdiction on the Tribunal.

78  Division 7 of Part 5 (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

Division 6 Offences

79  Division 8 of Part 5 (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

Division 7 Miscellaneous

80  Section 375

Omit “In spite of anything else in this Act, the Secretary shall”, substitute “Despite anything in this Act, the Secretary must”.

81  Subsection 375A(2)

Omit “pursuant to”, substitute “in compliance with”.

82  Subsection 376(2)

Omit “Where, pursuant to”, substitute “If, in compliance with”.

83  Subsection 376(3)

Omit “Where”, substitute “If”.

84  Paragraph 376(3)(b)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (b)  may, if the Tribunal thinks it appropriate to do so having regard to any advice given by the Secretary under subsection (2), disclose any matter contained in the document, or the information, to:

                              (i)  in the case of a reviewable decision—the applicant; or

                             (ii)  in the case of a reviewable migration decision—any other person who has given oral or written evidence to the Tribunal.

85  At the end of section 376

Add:

             (4)  If the Tribunal discloses any matter contained in the document or the information under subsection (3), the Tribunal must give a direction under section 378 in relation to the document or information.

86  Section 378 (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

378   Tribunal may restrict publication or disclosure of certain matters

87  Subsection 378(1)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (1)  If the Tribunal is satisfied, in relation to a review, that it is in the public interest that:

                     (a)  any evidence given before the Tribunal; or

                     (b)  any information given to the Tribunal; or

                     (c)  the contents of any document produced to the Tribunal;

should not be published or otherwise disclosed, or should not be published or otherwise disclosed except in a particular manner and to particular persons, the Tribunal may give a written direction accordingly.

88  Subsection 378(2)

After “publication”, insert “or other disclosure”.

89  Paragraph 378(2)(a)

Omit “section 368”, substitute “section 362C, 368, 368D or 368E”.

90  Division 8A of Part 5 (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

Division 8 Giving and receiving review documents etc.

91  Section 379F

Omit “Part 5-reviewable decision”, substitute “reviewable decision”.

92  Paragraphs 379G(1)(a) and (1A)(a)

Omit “Part 5-reviewable decision”, substitute “reviewable decision”.

93  Paragraph 379G(1A)(a)

After “section 347”, insert “or 347A”.

94  Part 7

Repeal the Part.

95  Subsection 474(4) (table item 23)

Repeal the item, substitute:

23

Division 6 of Part 5

Offences

96  Subsection 474(4) (table item 28)

Repeal the item.

97  Paragraph 474(7)(a)

Omit “, 351 or 417”, substitute “or 351”.

98  Paragraph 474A(a)

Omit “Part-5 reviewable decision or Part-7 reviewable decision”, substitute “reviewable decision”.

99  Paragraph 474A(b)

Omit “Part 5-reviewable decisions or Part 7-reviewable decisions”, substitute “reviewable decisions”.

100  Paragraph 476(2)(b)

Omit “Administrative Appeals”.

101  At the end of subsection 476(2)

Add:

                   ; (e)  a privative clause decision, or a purported privative clause decision, of the Tribunal to dismiss an application under paragraph 362B(1A)(b).

Note:       The applicant may apply to the Tribunal for reinstatement of the application under subsection 362B(1B).

102  Subsection 476(4) (paragraph (a) of the definition of primary decision )

Omit “or 7”.

103  Subsection 477(3) (paragraph (b) of the definition of date of the migration decision )

Omit “362C(3),”.

104  Paragraph 477(3) (paragraph (c) of the definition of date of the migration decision )

Repeal the paragraph.

105  Paragraphs 478(a) and 479(a)

Omit “or 7”.

106  Subsection 486D(5) (paragraph (a) of the definition of tribunal decision )

Omit “or 7”.

107  Subsection 500(1)

Omit “to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal”, substitute “to the Tribunal”.

108  Subsections 500(3), (4) and (4A)

Omit “or 7”.

109  Subsection 501A(7) (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

Decision not reviewable under Part 5

110  Subsections 501A(7) and 501B(4)

Omit “or 7”.

111  Subsection 501BA(5) (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

Decision not reviewable under Part 5

112  Subsections 501BA(5), 501C(11), 501CA(7) and 501F(5)

Omit “or 7”.

Part 2 Multiple amendments referring to Part 5-reviewable decisions

Migration Act 1958

113  Amendments of listed provisions

 

Further amendments—Part 5-reviewable decisions



Item

Column 1

Provision

Column 2

Omit

Column 3

Substitute

1

Subsections 338(1), (2), (3) and (3A)

a Part 5-reviewable decision

a reviewable migration decision

2

Subsection 338(4)

Part 5-reviewable decisions

reviewable migration decisions

3

Subsections 338(5), (6), (7), (7A), (8) and (9)

a Part 5-reviewable decision

a reviewable migration decision

4

Subsection 347(1)

a Part 5-reviewable decision

a reviewable migration decision

5

Subparagraphs 347(1)(b) (i), (ii) and (iii)

Part 5-reviewable decision

reviewable migration decision

6

Paragraphs 347(2)(a), (b), (c) and (d)

Part 5-reviewable decision

reviewable migration decision

7

Subsections 347(3), (3A) and (4)

Part 5-reviewable decision

reviewable migration decision

8

Subsection 347(5)

Part 5-reviewable decisions

reviewable migration decisions

Part 3 Consequential amendments of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal Act 1975

Administrative Appeals Tribunal Act 1975

114  Subsection 24Z(1) (note 1)

Omit “Parts 5 and 7”, substitute “Part 5”.

115  Paragraph 66(2)(a)

Omit “Part 7-reviewable decision”, substitute “reviewable refugee decision”.

Part 4 Application, saving and transitional provisions

116  Definitions

In this Part:

commencement day means the day this item commences.

finally determined has the meaning given by the old law.

new law means the Migration Act 1958 as amended by this Schedule.

old law means the Migration Act 1958 as in force immediately before the commencement day.

reviewable decision means:

                     (a)  a Part 5-reviewable decision or a Part 7-reviewable decision, within the meaning of the old law; or

                     (b)  a reviewable decision, within the meaning of the new law.

reviewable refugee decision means:

                     (a)  a Part 7-reviewable decision, within the meaning of the old law; or

                     (b)  a reviewable refugee decision, within the meaning of the new law.

117  Application of amendments—general

(1)       The amendments made by this Schedule (other than items 107 to 112) apply in relation to a review of a reviewable decision, whether the application for the review was made before, on or after the commencement day.

(2)       However, those amendments do not apply if, immediately before the commencement day, the application had been finally determined.

(3)       This item has effect subject to items 118 to 125 of this Schedule.

118  Application of amendments—when applications are finally determined

(1)       The amendments made by items 3 to 11 of this Schedule apply in relation to a decision in respect of an application, whether the decision or the application was made before, on or after the commencement day.

(2)       However, the amendments do not apply if immediately before the commencement day, the application had been finally determined.

119  Application of amendments—notification of visa decisions

The amendments made by items 12 to 16 of this Schedule apply in relation to notices the Minister gives on or after the commencement day.

120  Application of amendments—multiple applications for review of reviewable refugee decisions

(1)       Section 350A of the new law applies in relation to:

                     (a)  an application made to a review body for review (the earlier review ) of a reviewable refugee decision; and

                     (b)  a further application made to the Tribunal for review (the further review ) of a reviewable refugee decision;

whether the earlier application or further application was made before, on or after the commencement day.

(2)       However, if a decision on the earlier review was taken to have been made under subsection 430(2) or 430D(1) of the old law before the commencement day, section 350A only applies if a decision on the further review was not taken to have been made under subsection 430(2) or 430D(1) of the old law before the commencement day.

121  Saving—directions to comply with guidance decisions

A direction:

                     (a)  made under section 353B of the old law; and

                     (b)  in force immediately before the commencement day;

has effect, from the commencement day, as if it had been made under section 367A of the new law.

122  Application of amendments—notices about evidence

             (1)  If the Tribunal gave an applicant notice under section 360A of the old law before the commencement day in relation to a review:

                     (a)  sections 360A and 361 of the old law continue to apply in relation to the notice, despite the amendments of those sections made by this Schedule; and

                     (b)  sections 360A and 361 of the new law do not apply in relation to the notice.

             (2)  If the Tribunal gave an applicant notice under section 425A of the old law before the commencement day in relation to a review:

                     (a)  sections 425A and 426 of the old law continue to apply in relation to the notice, despite the repeal of those sections by this Schedule; and

                     (b)  sections 360A and 361 of the new law do not apply in relation to the notice; and

                     (c)  the notice is taken to include a statement of the effect of section 362B of the new law, if the notice included a statement of the effect of section 426A of the old law.

123  Transitional—proficiency in English

A person is taken, for the purposes of section 366C of the new law, to be proficient in English if, before the commencement day, the Tribunal considered that the person was sufficiently proficient in English for the purposes of section 366C of the old law.

124  Application of amendments—offences

(1)       To avoid doubt, sections 370 and 371 of the new law do not apply to conduct that:

                     (a)  related to a review under Part 7 of the old law; and

                     (b)  occurred before the commencement day.

Note:       The repeal of sections 432 and 433 of the old law by this Schedule does not apply to conduct that occurred before the commencement day. See subsection 7(2) of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901 .

(2)       In this item:

conduct means:

                     (a)  a failure to comply with a summons; or

                     (b)  a failure to comply with a requirement; or

                     (c)  a failure to answer a question.

125  Application of amendments—disclosures

Subsection 376(4) of the new law does not apply to a disclosure that was made under subsection 376(3) of the old law before the commencement day.

126  Transitional—things done under repealed Part 7 taken to have been done under amended Part 5

(1)       For the purposes of the new law:

                     (a)  a thing done before the commencement day by, or in relation to, the Tribunal under the provision mentioned in column 1 of an item of the following table has effect, on and after the commencement day, as if it had been done by, or in relation to, the Tribunal under the provision mentioned in column 2 of the item; and

                     (b)  a thing done before the commencement day by, or in relation to, a person (including the Minister, the Secretary or an applicant) under a provision mentioned in column 1 of an item of the following table has effect, on and after the commencement day, as if it had been done by, or in relation to, the person under the provision mentioned in column 2 of the item.

 

Part 5 provisions



Item

Column 1

Provision of Part 7 of the old law

Column 2

Provision of Part 5 of the new law

1

Subsection 411(3)

Section 339

2

Section 412

Section 347A

3

Section 414

Section 348

4

Section 415

Section 349

5

Section 416

Section 350A

6

Section 417

Section 351

7

Section 418

Subsections 352(1), (2) and (4)

8

Section 420B

Section 367A

9

Section 423

Section 358

10

Section 423A

Section 358A

11

Section 424

Subsections 359(1) to (3)

12

Section 424AA

Section 359AA

13

Section 424A

Section 359A

14

Section 424B

Section 359B

15

Section 424C

Section 359C

16

Section 425

Section 360

17

Section 426A

Section 362B

18

Section 426B

Section 362C

19

Subsections 427(1) to (4)

Subsections 363(1) to (4)

20

Subsection 427(7)

Section 366C

21

Section 428

Section 364

22

Section 429

Section 365A

23

Section 429A

Section 366

24

Section 437

Section 375

25

Section 438

Section 376

26

Section 440(1)

Section 378(1)

27

Section 441AA

Section 379AA

28

Section 441A

Section 379A

29

Section 441B

Section 379B

30

Section 441C

Section 379C

31

Section 441D

Section 379D

32

Section 441EA

Section 379EA

33

Section 441F

Section 379F

34

Section 441G

Section 379G

(2)       This item is not taken to change the time at which the thing was actually done.