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Migration Amendment (Regulation of Migration Agents) Bill 2018


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Migration Amendment (Regulation of Migration Agents) Bill 2017



Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Before Senate
Portfolio
Immigration and Border Protection

Summary

Introduced with the Migration Agents Registration Application Charge Amendment (Rates of Charge) Bill 2017, the bill amends the Migration Act 1958 to: remove legal practitioners from regulation by the Migration Agents Registration Authority (MARA); provide that the time period in which a person can be considered an applicant for repeat registration as a migration agent is set out in delegated legislation; remove the 12-month time limit within which a person must apply for registration following completion of a prescribed course; remove redundant regulatory provisions; enable the MARA to refuse an application to become a registered migration agent where the applicant does not respond to requests for further information; require migration agents to notify the MARA that they have ceased acting on a non-commercial basis and commenced acting on a commercial basis; and ensure that the definitions of ‘immigration assistance’ and ‘immigration representations’ include assisting a person in relation to a request to the minister to revoke a character-related visa refusal or cancellation decision.

Progress of bill

For committee reference information, please see the Notes section at the end of this page.

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 21/06/17  
Second reading moved 21/06/17  
Second reading debate 27/03/18  
Referred to Federation Chamber 27/03/18  
Second reading debate 27/03/18  
Second reading agreed to 27/03/18  
Consideration in detail debate 27/03/18 Amendment details: 32 Government agreed to
Reported from Federation Chamber 28/03/18  
Third reading agreed to 28/03/18  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 08/05/18  
Second reading moved 08/05/18  
Second reading debate 03/12/18  
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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  • Third reading

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum

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  • Revised explanatory memorandum

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  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

House of Representatives
  • Government [sheet MB130]

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Senate
  • Australian Greens [sheet 8525]
MCKIM, Sen Nick

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  • Government [sheet MB145]

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Schedules of amendments

  • Federation Chamber Schedule

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Bills Digest



Notes
  • Considered by scrutiny committee (09/08/2017): Senate Standing Committee for the Scrutiny of Bills; Scrutiny Digest 10 of 2017
  • Referred to Committee (10/08/2017): Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee; Committee report (16/10/2017)