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Migration Amendment (Regulation of Migration Agents) Bill 2018

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The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia








Migration Amendment (Regulation of Migration Agents) Bill 2018



(1)     Page 3 (after line 11), after clause 3, insert:

4   Independent review of operation of Schedule 1

             (1)  The Minister must cause an independent review to be conducted of the operation of the amendments made by Schedule 1 to this Act.

             (2)  Without limiting the matters to be covered by the review, the review must consider the performance of:

                     (a)  immigration lawyers; and

                     (b)  legal profession complaints handling systems and disciplinary procedures with respect to the activities of immigration lawyers.

             (3)  The review must:

                     (a)  start as soon as practicable after the end of 3 years after Schedule 1 commences; and

                     (b)  be completed within 6 months.

             (4)  The persons who conduct the review must give the Minister a writt en report of the review.

             (5)  The Minister must cause copies of the report to be tabled in each House of the Parliament within 15 sitting days of that House after the report is given to the Minister.

             (6)  In this section:

immigration lawyer means an Australian legal practitioner who provides immigration assistance, as defined in section 276 of the Migration Act 1958 .

[review of Schedule 1]