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Border Protection Legislation Amendment Bill 1999

1998-99

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Border Protection Legislation Amendment Bill 1999

 

No.      , 1999

 

(Immigration and Multicultural Affairs)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to provide enhanced protection for Australia’s borders, and for related purposes

   

   



Contents

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

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

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

Schedule 1—Migration Act 1958                                                                                   4

Part 1—Chasing, boarding etc. ships and aircraft                                           4

Part 2—Forfeiture                                                                                                          23

Part 3—Enforcement visas                                                                                        29

Division 1—Basic provisions                                                                                    29

Division 2—Amendments relating to the Fish Stocks Agreement                     35

Part 4—Miscellaneous amendments                                                                     36

Part 5—Technical amendment                                                                                 43

Schedule 2—Customs Act 1901                                                                                    44

Part 1—Chasing, boarding etc. ships and aircraft                                         44

Part 2—Transfer of goods into or out of coasting trade                            70

Schedule 3—Fisheries Management Act 1991                                                     71

Part 1—Customs officers to be fisheries officers                                          71

Part 2—Suspected illegal foreign fishers                                                           72

Division 1—Basic provisions                                                                                    72

Division 2—Amendments relating to the Fish Stocks Agreement                     75

Part 3—Customs officers exercising powers as fisheries officers may carry arms              77

 



A Bill for an Act to provide enhanced protection for Australia’s borders, and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1   Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the Border Protection Legislation Amendment Act 1999 .

2   Commencement

Sections 1, 2 and 3

             (1)  Sections 1, 2 and 3 commence on the day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent.

Division 2 of Part 3 of Schedule 1

             (2)  Division 2 of Part 3 of Schedule 1 commences immediately after the commencement of Schedule 2 to the Fisheries Legislation Amendment Act (No. 1) 1999 .

Part 5 of Schedule 1

             (3)  Part 5 of Schedule 1 is taken to have commenced on 1 September 1994, immediately after the commencement of section 83 of the Migration Legislation Amendment Act 1994 .

Parts 1 and 3 of Schedule 3

             (4)  Parts 1 and 3 of Schedule 3 commence at the same time as the item in Schedule 2 that inserts section 189A into the Customs Act 1901 .

Division 2 of Part 2 of Schedule 3

             (5)  Division 2 of Part 2 of Schedule 3 commences immediately after the commencement of Schedule 2 to the Fisheries Legislation Amendment Act (No. 1) 1999 .

Remaining provisions of this Act

             (6)  Subject to subsections (7) and (8), the remaining provisions of this Act commence on a day or days to be fixed by Proclamation.

             (7)  If the provisions referred to in subsection (6) do not commence under that subsection within the period of 6 months after the day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent, they commence on the first day after the end of that period.

Special condition for commencement of items of Schedule 2

             (8)  If, apart from this subsection, an item of Schedule 2 would commence before the commencement of any of the following amendments of the Customs Act 1901 made by the Customs Legislation Amendment Act (No. 1) 1999 :

                     (a)  the amendments of sections 4, 175, 185, 219L, 219M and 219ZE;

                     (b)  the amendments inserting sections 186A and 219NA;

then the item commences immediately after the last commencement of those amendments.

3   Schedule(s)

                   Subject to section 2, each Act 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.