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Migration Amendment (Protection and Other Measures) Bill 2014

Schedule 3 Unauthorised maritime arrivals and transitory persons

Part 1 Amendments

Migration Act 1958

1  Paragraph 46A(1)(b)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (b)  either:

                              (i)  is an unlawful non-citizen; or

                             (ii)  holds a bridging visa or a temporary visa of a class prescribed for the purposes of this subparagraph.

2  After subsection 46A(2)

Insert:

          (2A)  A determination under subsection (2) may provide that it has effect only for the period specified in the determination and, if it does so, the determination ceases to have effect at the end of the specified period.

          (2B)  The period specified in a determination may be different for different classes of unauthorised maritime arrivals.

          (2C)  The Minister may, in writing, vary or revoke a determination made under subsection (2) if the Minister thinks that it is in the public interest to do so.

3  Subsection 46A(3)

After “subsection (2)”, insert “or (2C)”.

4  Subsection 46A(4)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (4)  If the Minister makes, varies or revokes a determination under this section, the Minister must cause to be laid before each House of the Parliament a statement that:

                     (a)  sets out the determination, the determination as varied or the instrument of revocation; and

                     (b)  sets out the reasons for the determination, variation or revocation, referring in particular to the Minister’s reasons for thinking that the Minister’s actions are in the public interest.

5  Subsection 46A(7)

After “subsection (2)”, insert “or (2C)”.

6  Paragraph 46B(1)(b)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (b)  either:

                              (i)  is an unlawful non-citizen; or

                             (ii)  holds a bridging visa or a temporary visa of a class prescribed for the purposes of this subparagraph.

7  After subsection 46B(2)

Insert:

          (2A)  A determination under subsection (2) may provide that it has effect only for the period specified in the determination and, if it does so, the determination ceases to have effect at the end of the specified period.

          (2B)  The period specified in a determination may be different for different classes of transitory persons.

          (2C)  The Minister may, in writing, vary or revoke a determination made under subsection (2) if the Minister thinks that it is in the public interest to do so.

8  Subsection 46B(3)

After “subsection (2)”, insert “or (2C)”.

9  Subsection 46B(4)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (4)  If the Minister makes, varies or revokes a determination under this section, the Minister must cause to be laid before each House of the Parliament a statement that:

                     (a)  sets out the determination, the determination as varied or the instrument of revocation; and

                     (b)  sets out the reasons for the determination, variation or revocation, referring in particular to the Minister’s reasons for thinking that the Minister’s actions are in the public interest.

10  Subsection 46B(7)

After “subsection (2)”, insert “or (2C)”.

11  Section 91H

Omit “non-citizen who holds”, substitute “non-citizen (other than an unauthorised maritime arrival or a transitory person) who holds”.

12  Section 91J

Before “This”, insert “(1)”.

13  At the end of section 91J

Add:

             (2)  This Subdivision does not apply to an unauthorised maritime arrival or a transitory person.

Note:          Unauthorised maritime arrivals are covered by section 46A and transitory persons are covered by section 46B.

Part 2 Application and transitional

14  Definitions

            In this Part:

amended Act means the Migration Act 1958 as in force on and after the commencement time.

commencement time means the commencement of this Schedule.

old Act means the Migration Act 1958 as in force immediately before the commencement time.

15  Transitional arrangements for unauthorised maritime arrivals who hold or have held temporary safe haven visas

(1)       This item applies in relation to an unauthorised maritime arrival to whom Subdivision AJ of Division 3 of Part 2 of the old Act applies immediately before the commencement time.

(2)       On and after the commencement time:

                     (a)  that Subdivision of the old Act ceases to apply to the unauthorised maritime arrival; and

                     (b)  subject to subitem (3), section 46A of the amended Act applies in relation to an application for a visa by the unauthorised maritime arrival made on or after the commencement time.

(3)       For the purposes of subitem (2), section 46A of the amended Act applies as if each of the following classes of visa were a class of temporary visa prescribed for the purposes of subparagraph 46A(1)(b)(ii) of the amended Act on and after the commencement time:

                     (a)  a temporary safe haven visa;

                     (b)  a temporary humanitarian concern visa;

                     (c)  a temporary protection visa.

16  Transitional arrangements for transitory persons who hold or have held temporary safe haven visas

(1)       This item applies in relation to a transitory person to whom Subdivision AJ of Division 3 of Part 2 of the old Act applies immediately before the commencement time.

(2)       On and after the commencement time:

                     (a)  that Subdivision of the old Act ceases to apply to the transitory person; and

                     (b)  subject to subitem (3), section 46B of the amended Act applies in relation to an application for a visa by the transitory person on or after the commencement time.

(3)       For the purposes of subitem (2), section 46B of the amended Act applies as if each of the following classes of visa were a class of temporary visa prescribed for the purposes of subparagraph 46B(1)(b)(ii) of the amended Act on and after the commencement time:

                     (a)  a temporary safe haven visa;

                     (b)  a temporary humanitarian concern visa;

                     (c)  a temporary protection visa.