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Migration Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2008

Schedule 1 Amendments relating to merits review

   

Migration Act 1958

1  Subsection 359(2)

After “may invite”, insert “, either orally (including by telephone) or in writing,”.

Note:       The heading to section 359 is altered by omitting “ additional ”.

2  Subsection 359(2)

Omit “additional”.

3  Subsection 359(3)

Omit “If an invitation”, substitute “If a written invitation under subsection (2)”.

4  Paragraph 359B(1)(a)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (a)  invited in writing under section 359 to give information; or

5  Subsection 359B(1)

Omit “additional” (last occurring).

6  Subsection 359B(2)

Omit “additional”.

7  Paragraph 359C(1)(a)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (a)  is invited in writing under section 359 to give information; and

Note:       The heading to section 359C is altered by omitting “ additional ”.

8  Subsection 359C(1)

Omit “additional” (last occurring).

9  Subsection 424(2)

After “may invite”, insert “, either orally (including by telephone) or in writing,”.

Note:       The heading to section 424 is altered by omitting “ additional ”.

10  Subsection 424(2)

Omit “additional”.

11  Subsection 424(3)

Omit “The invitation”, substitute “A written invitation under subsection (2)”.

12  Paragraph 424B(1)(a)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (a)  invited in writing under section 424 to give information; or

13  Subsection 424B(1)

Omit “additional” (last occurring).

14  Subsection 424B(2)

Omit “additional”.

15  Paragraph 424C(1)(a)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (a)  is invited in writing under section 424 to give information; and

Note:       The heading to section 424C is altered by omitting “ additional ”.

16  Subsection 424C(1)

Omit “additional” (last occurring).

17  Application

The amendments made by this Schedule apply to invitations made by the Migration Review Tribunal and the Refugee Review Tribunal on or after the commencement of this Schedule.