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Migration Amendment (Repairing Medical Transfers) Bill 2019


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Portfolio
Home Affairs

Summary

Amends the Migration Act 1958 to: remove provisions inserted by the Home Affairs Legislation Amendment (Miscellaneous Measures) Act 2019 (the medical transfer provisions) which created a framework for the transfer of transitory persons (and their family members, and other persons recommended to accompany the transitory person) from regional processing countries to Australia for the purposes of medical or psychiatric assessment or treatment; and provide for the removal from Australia, or return to a regional processing country, of transitory persons who are brought to Australia under the medical transfer provisions, once the temporary purpose for which they were brought to Australia is complete.

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 04/07/19  
Second reading moved 04/07/19  
Second reading debate 23/07/19  
Second reading debate 24/07/19  
Second reading agreed to 24/07/19  
Third reading moved 25/07/19  
Third reading debated 25/07/19  
Third reading agreed to 25/07/19  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 29/07/19  
Second reading moved 29/07/19  
Second reading debate 02/12/19  
Second reading debate 03/12/19  
Second reading debate 04/12/19  
Second reading agreed to 04/12/19  
Third reading agreed to 04/12/19  
     
Finally passed both Houses 04/12/19  
Assent 04/12/19 Act no: 110 - Year: 2019
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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  • As passed by both Houses

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

Senate
  • Opposition [sheet 8860]
KENEALLY, Sen Kristina

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  • Opposition [sheet 8859]
KENEALLY, Sen Kristina

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  • Opposition [sheet 8858]
KENEALLY, Sen Kristina

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  • Opposition [sheet 8857]
KENEALLY, Sen Kristina

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  • Opposition [sheet 8856]
KENEALLY, Sen Kristina

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Schedules of amendments

Bills Digest



Notes
  • Referred to Committee (04/07/2019): Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee; Committee report (18/10/2019)
  • Considered by scrutiny committee (24/07/2019): Senate Standing Committee for the Scrutiny of Bills; Scrutiny Digest 5 of 2019
  • Considered by scrutiny committee (10/09/2019): Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights; Report 6 of 2019
  • An electronic version of this Act is available on the Federal Register of Legislation (www.legislation.gov.au)