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Migration Amendment (Strengthening the Character Test) Bill 2018


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Not Proceeding
Portfolio
Immigration, Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs

Summary

Amends the Migration Act 1958 to: amend the character test by providing grounds to consider visa cancellation or refusal where a non-citizen has been convicted of offences involving violence against a person, weapons, breaching of an apprehended violence order (or similar) or non-consensual sexual acts; and make consequential amendments.

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 25/10/18  
Second reading moved 25/10/18  
Lapsed at dissolution 11/04/19  
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

Bills Digest



Notes
  • Considered by scrutiny committee (14/11/2018): Senate Standing Committee for the Scrutiny of Bills; Scrutiny Digest 13 of 2018
  • Referred to Committee (15/11/2018): Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee; Committee report (17/12/2018)
  • Considered by scrutiny committee (27/11/2018): Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights; Report 1 of 2019