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Migration Amendment Bill 2013

Originating house
House of Representatives
Immigration and Border Protection


Addresses recent court and tribunal decisions by amending the Migration Act 1958 to: clarify that a decision on review, or a visa refusal, cancellation or revocation decision made by the minister or his delegate, is taken to be made on the day and at the time when a record of it is made; clarify that a person in the migration zone who has previously been refused a protection visa, or who held a protection visa that was cancelled, is prohibited from applying for a further protection visa; and make it a criterion for the grant of a protection visa that the applicant is not assessed by the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation to be a risk to security.

Progress of bill

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House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 12/12/13  
Second reading moved 12/12/13  
Second reading debate 12/02/14  
Second reading agreed to 12/02/14  
Third reading agreed to 12/02/14  
Introduced and read a first time 12/02/14  
Second reading moved 12/02/14  
Second reading debate 14/05/14  
Second reading agreed to 14/05/14  
Third reading agreed to 14/05/14  
Finally passed both Houses 14/05/14  
Assent 27/05/14 Act no.: 30 - Year: 2014

Text of bill

  • First reading

  • As passed by both Houses


Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum


Second reading speeches

Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

Bills Digest

  • Referred to Committee (12/12/2013): Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee; Committee report (12/02/2014)
  • An electronic version of this Act is available on the Federal Register of Legislation (www.legislation.gov.au)