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Migration Legislation Amendment (Electronic Transactions and Methods of Notification) Bill 2001
Schedule 1 Amendments to facilitate electronic communications

   

Australian Citizenship Act 1948

1  Subsection 5(1)

Insert:

electronic communication means:

                     (a)  a communication of information in the form of data, text or images by means of guided and/or unguided electromagnetic energy; or

                     (b)  a communication of information in the form of speech by means of guided and/or unguided electromagnetic energy, where the speech is processed at its destination by an automated voice recognition system.

2  Subsection 10C(6)

Omit “or by post”, substitute “, by post or by an electronic communication”.

3  Subsection 11(5)

Omit “, either personally or by post,”.

4  At the end of subsection 11(5)

Add “The notice may be served personally, by post or by an electronic communication.”.

5  Subsection 13(12)

Omit “, either personally or by post,”.

6  At the end of subsection 13(12)

Add “The notice may be served personally, by post or by an electronic communication.”.

7  Paragraph 14(3)(a)

Omit “, either personally or by post,”.

8  At the end of subsection 14(3)

Add “A notice under paragraph (a) may be served personally, by post or by an electronic communication.”.

9  At the end of subsection 14A(3)

Add “The notice may be served personally, by post or by an electronic communication.”.

10  Subsection 21(3)

Omit “, either personally or by post,”.

11  At the end of subsection 21(3)

Add “The copy of that order may be served personally, by post or by an electronic communication.”.

12  Subsection 23(4)

Omit “, either personally or by post,”.

13  At the end of subsection 23(4)

Add “The copy of that order may be served personally, by post or by an electronic communication.”.

14  Subsection 23D(2)

Omit “, either personally or by post,”.

15  At the end of subsection 23D(2)

Add “The notice may be served personally, by post or by an electronic communication.”.

Migration Act 1958

16  Subsection 104(1)

Omit “on an approved form”, substitute “in writing”.

17  Subsection 104(2)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (2)  If the applicant is in Australia at the time the visa is granted, subsection (1) only applies to changes in circumstance before the visa is granted.

18  Subsection 104(3)

Omit “If the application for the visa was made outside Australia”, substitute “If the applicant is outside Australia at the time the visa is granted”.

19  Subsection 105(1)

Omit “, on an approved form,”, substitute “in writing”.

20  Transitional—pending acts

If:

                     (a)  an act is done before the commencement of this item; and

                     (b)  that act is done under a provision of the Migration Act 1958 that is subsequently amended by this Schedule;

that act is taken on and after that commencement to be an act done under that provision as amended by this Schedule.