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Migration Amendment (Clarifying International Obligations for Removal) Bill 2021


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Portfolio
Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs

Summary

Amends the Migration Act 1958 to: clarify that the Act does not require or authorise the removal of an unlawful non-citizen who has been found to engage protection obligations through the protection visa process unless the decision finding that the non-citizen engages protection obligations has been set aside, the minister is satisfied that the non-citizen no longer engages protection obligations or the non-citizen requests voluntary removal; and ensure that, in assessing a protection visa application, protection obligations are always assessed, including in circumstances where the applicant is ineligible for a visa due to criminal conduct or risks to security.

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 25/03/21  
Second reading moved 25/03/21  
Second reading debate 12/05/21  
Second reading agreed to 12/05/21  
Consideration in detail debate 12/05/21 Amendment details: 4 Government agreed to
Third reading agreed to 12/05/21  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 13/05/21  
Second reading moved 13/05/21  
Second reading debate 13/05/21  
Second reading agreed to 13/05/21  
Third reading agreed to 13/05/21  
     
Finally passed both Houses 13/05/21  
Assent 24/05/21 Act no: 35 - Year: 2021
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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  • Third reading

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  • As passed by both Houses

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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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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

House of Representatives
  • Government [sheet RV151]

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Senate
  • Australian Greens [sheet 1291]
MCKIM, Sen Nick

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Schedules of amendments

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Notes
  • Considered by scrutiny committee (21/04/2021): Senate Standing Committee for the Scrutiny of Bills; Scrutiny Digest 8 of 2021
  • Considered by scrutiny committee (29/04/2021): Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights; Report 5 of 2021
  • An electronic version of this Act is available on the Federal Register of Legislation (www.legislation.gov.au)