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Migration Amendment (Regulation of Migration Agents) Bill 2017

2016-2017

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

Migration Amendment (Regulation of Migration Agents) Bill 2017

 

No.      , 2017

 

(Immigration and Border Protection)

 

 

 

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

   

   



Contents

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

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

3............ Schedules............................................................................................ 3

Schedule 1—Australian legal practitioners providing immigration assistance      4

Migration Act 1958                                                                                                      4

Schedule 2—Registration periods                                                                               12

Part 1—Amendments                                                                                                   12

Migration Act 1958                                                                                                    12

Part 2—Application of amendments                                                                    14

Schedule 3—Redundant provisions                                                                           15

Migration Act 1958                                                                                                    15

Schedule 4—Requirement for applicants to provide further information              18

Part 1—Amendments                                                                                                   18

Migration Act 1958                                                                                                    18

Part 2—Application of amendments                                                                    20

Schedule 5—Registration application charges                                                    21

Part 1—Amendments                                                                                                   21

Migration Act 1958                                                                                                    21

Part 2—Application and transitional provisions                                             22

Schedule 6—Other amendments                                                                                  23

Part 1—Amendments                                                                                                   23

Migration Act 1958                                                                                                    23

Part 2—Application of amendments                                                                    25

 

 



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 is the Migration Amendment (Regulation of Migration Agents) Act 2017 .

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

1 July 2018.

1 July 2018

3.  Schedule 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.

 

4.  Schedule 3

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 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.

 

6.  Schedule 5

At the same time as Schedule 1 to the Migration Agents Registration Application Charge Amendment (Rates of Charge) Act 2017 commences.

However, the provisions do not commence at all if that Schedule does not commence.

 

7.  Schedule 6

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.

 

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

                   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.