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Migration Amendment (Unauthorised Maritime Arrivals and Other Measures) Bill 2012

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2010-2011-2012-2013

 

 

THE PARLIAMENT OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA

 

 

THE SENATE

 

 

Migration Amendment (Unauthorised Maritime

Arrivals and Other Measures) Bill 2012

 

 

Schedule of the amendments made by the Senate

 

 

 

 

 

( 1 )     Schedule  1 , item  47A , page 10 (after line 15) , after section  198AI , insert:

198AJ   Reports about unauthorised maritime arrivals

             (1)  The Minister must cause to be laid before each House of the Parliament, within 15  sitting days of that House after the end of a financial year, a report on the following:

                     (a)  arrangements made by regional processing countries during the financial year for unauthorised maritime arrivals who make claims for protection under the Refugees Convention as amended by the Refugees Protocol, including arrangements for:

                              (i)  assessing those claims in those countries; and

                             (ii)  the accommodation, health care and education of those unauthorised maritime arrivals in those countries;

                     (b)  the number of those claims assessed in those countries in the financial year;

                     (c)  the number of unauthorised maritime arrivals determined in those countries in the financial year to be covered by the definition of refugee in Article 1A of the Refugees Convention as amended by the Refugees Protocol.

             (2)  However, a report under this section need deal with a particular regional processing country in accordance with subsection (1) only so far as information provided by the country makes it reasonably practicable for the report to do so.

             (3)  A report under this section must not include:

                     (a)  the name of a person who is or was an unauthorised maritime arrival; or

                     (b)  any information that may identify such a person; or

                     (c)  the name of any other person connected in any way with any person covered by paragraph (a); or

                     (d)  any information that may identify that other person.

( 2 )     Schedule  1 , heading to Part  2 , page 12 (line 1) , after “ Application ”, insert “ , transitional ”.



 

( 3 )     Schedule  1 , page 12 (after line 19) , after item  61 , insert:

61A  Transitional provision—section 198AJ of the Migration Act

Section 198AJ of the Migration Act applies to the period beginning on 13 August 2012 and ending on the first 30 June after commencement as if that period were a financial year.

 

 

 

 

 

Rosemary Laing

Clerk of the Senate

 

 

The Senate

16 May 2013