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Home Affairs Legislation Amendment (Miscellaneous Measures) Bill 2018


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Before Senate
Portfolio
Home Affairs

Summary

Amends the Migration Act 1958 to: provide that, when an unlawful non-citizen is in the process of being removed to another country and the removal is aborted, or is completed but the person is not permitted entry into the receiving country, and as a direct result the person is returned to Australia, then that person has a lawful basis to return to Australia without a visa; provide that, when such a person does return to Australia without a visa, the person will be taken to have been continuously in the migration zone for the purposes of certain sections of the Act which bar the person from making a valid application for certain visas; and allow the department to use an online account to provide clients with certain legally required communications; Customs Act 1901 to: allow the department to make a recoverable payment to a person who is entitled to it; and make technical amendments; and Passenger Movement Charge Collection Act 1978 to insert a new head of power so that regulations can prescribe the charging and recovery of fees for, and in relation to, the payment of passenger movement charge or an amount equal to the charge.

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 28/03/18  
Second reading moved 28/03/18  
Second reading debate 20/08/18  
Second reading agreed to 20/08/18  
Third reading agreed to 20/08/18  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 20/08/18  
Second reading moved 20/08/18  
Second reading debate 04/12/18  
Second reading debate 06/12/18  
Second reading agreed to 06/12/18  
Third reading agreed to 06/12/18 Amendment details: 2 Independent (Senator Storer)/Australian Greens agreed to
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum relating to sheet LX140

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  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum relating to sheet LX141

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  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum relating to sheet JC574

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  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum relating to sheet JC575

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  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum relating to sheet JC576

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  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum relating to sheet JC577

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  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum relating to sheet JC578

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  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum relating to sheet JC579

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  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum relating to sheet JC580

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

Senate
  • Australian Conservatives [sheet 8623]
BERNARDI, Sen Cory

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  • Government [sheet LX141]

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  • Government [sheet LX140]

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  • Government [sheet JC580]

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  • Government [sheet JC579]

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  • Government [sheet JC578]

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  • Government [sheet JC577]

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  • Government [sheet JC576]

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  • Government [sheet JC575]

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  • Government [sheet JC574]

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  • Independent/Australian Greens [sheet 8619]
STORER, Sen Tim
MCKIM, Sen Nick

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  • United Australia Party [sheet 8624]
BURSTON, Sen Brian

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Schedules of amendments

  • Schedule of the amendments made by the Senate

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Notes
  • Considered by scrutiny committee (08/05/2018): Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights; Report 6 of 2018