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Schedule 1—Amendments

Schedule 1 Amendments

   

Immigration (Guardianship of Children) Act 1946

1  After subsection 4AAA(3)

Insert:

          (3A)  Subsection (1) does not apply if the child is an unaccompanied non-citizen child in accordance with the Guardian for Unaccompanied Children Act 2014 .

2  At the end of section 4AA

Add:

             (3)  This section does not apply if the child is an unaccompanied non-citizen child in accordance with the Guardian for Unaccompanied Children Act 2014 .

Migration Act 1958

3  Subsection 5(1)

Insert:

Guardian means the Guardian for Unaccompanied Non-citizen Children appointed under section 17 of the Guardian for Unaccompanied Children Act 2014 .

4  Paragraphs 261AL(2)(a) and (b)

Repeal the paragraphs, substitute:

                     (a)  a parent or guardian of the minor, or the Guardian, consents to the minor providing the personal identifier; or

                     (b)  if the parent or guardian of the minor, or the Guardian, is not readily available—an independent person consents to the minor providing the personal identifier.

5  Subsection 261AL(3)

Repeal the subsection.

6  Subsection 261AL(4)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (4)  Before obtaining the consent of a parent or guardian, the Guardian or the independent person, an officer or authorised officer must inform the parent or guardian, the Guardian or the independent person of the matters of which the minor must be informed under section 258B.

7  After paragraph 261AL(5)(a)

Insert:

                    (aa)  the Guardian; or

8  Subsection 261AL(6)

Repeal the subsection.

9  After subsection 486O (1)

Insert:

          (1A)  In preparing an assessment under subsection (1), the Commonwealth Ombudsman may have regard to any information provided in accordance with subsection 19(2) of the Guardian for Unaccompanied Children Act 2014 to the Commonwealth Ombudsman by the Guardian.