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Jurisdiction of the Federal Magistrates Service Legislation Amendment Bill 2001
Schedule 1 Amendment of the Migration Act 1958 conferring jurisdiction on the Federal Magistrates Court in migration matters

Part 1 Amendment of the Migration Act 1958

1  Subparagraph 42(2A)(e)(ii)

Omit “High Court or the Federal Court” (wherever occurring), substitute “High Court, the Federal Court or the Federal Magistrates Court”.

2  Subsection 114(1)

After “Court,”, insert “the Federal Magistrates Court,”.

3  Subsection 137G(1)

After “Court”, insert “or the Federal Magistrates Court”.

4  Subsection 153(2)

Omit “or the Federal Court”, substitute “, the Federal Court or the Federal Magistrates Court”.

5  Part 8 (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

Part 8 Review of decisions by Federal Court or Federal Magistrates Court

6  Division 2 of Part 8 (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

Division 2 Review of decisions by Federal Court or Federal Magistrates Court

Note:       The heading to section 475 is altered by inserting “ or Federal Magistrates Court ” after “ Court ”.

7  Subsection 476(1)

After “Court”, insert “or the Federal Magistrates Court”.

8  Subsection 477(1)

After “Court”, insert “or the Federal Magistrates Court”.

9  Subsection 477(2)

After “Court”, insert “or the Federal Magistrates Court”.

10  Subsection 478(1)

After “application”, insert “made to the Federal Court”.

11  After section 478

Insert:

478A   Application for review by Federal Magistrates Court

             (1)  An application made to the Federal Magistrates Court under section 476 or 477 must:

                     (a)  be made in such manner as is specified in the Rules of Court made under the Federal Magistrates Act 1999 ; and

                     (b)  be lodged with a Registry of the Federal Magistrates Court within 28 days of the applicant being notified of the decision.

             (2)  The Federal Magistrates Court must not make an order allowing, or which has the effect of allowing, an applicant to lodge an application outside the period specified in paragraph (1)(b).

12  Subsection 481(1)

After “, the Federal Court”, insert “or the Federal Magistrates Court”.

Note:       The heading to section 481 is altered by inserting “ and Federal Magistrates Court ” after “ Court ”.

13  Paragraph 481(1)(a)

Omit “Court”, substitute “court”.

14  Paragraph 481(1)(b)

Omit “Court”, substitute “court”.

15  Paragraph 481(1)(d)

Omit “Federal Court”, substitute “court”.

16  Subsection 481(2)

After “, the Federal Court”, insert “or the Federal Magistrates Court”.

17  Paragraph 481(2)(c)

Omit “Federal Court”, substitute “court”.

18  Subsection 481(3)

After “Court”, insert “or the Federal Magistrates Court”.

19  Subsection 482(1)

After “Court”, insert “or the Federal Magistrates Court”.

20  After subsection 482(2)

Insert:

          (2A)  If an application is made to the Federal Magistrates Court under section 476 or 477 in relation to a judicially-reviewable decision, the Federal Magistrates Court or a Federal Magistrate may make such orders of the kind referred to in subsection (3) as that Court or Magistrate considers appropriate for the purpose of securing the effectiveness of the hearing and determination of the appeal.

21  Subsection 482(3)

After “(2)”, insert “or (2A)”.

22  After subsection 482(4)

Insert:

          (4A)  The Federal Magistrates Court or a Federal Magistrate may, by order, vary or revoke an order in force under subsection (2A) (including an order that has previously been varied under this subsection).

23  Subsection 482(5)

After “(2)”, insert “or (2A).

24  Subsection 485(1)

Omit “Federal Court does”, substitute “Federal Court and the Federal Magistrates Court do”.

Note:       The heading to section 485 is altered by omitting “ does ” and substituting “ and Federal Magistrates Court do ”.

25  Subsection 485(2)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (2)  Subsection (1) does not affect the jurisdiction of the Federal Court or the Federal Magistrates Court in relation to appeals under section 44 or 44AA of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal Act 1975 .

26  Subsection 485(3)

After “Court” (first occurring), insert “or the Federal Magistrates Court”.

27  Subsection 485(3)

Omit “Federal Court” (last occurring), substitute “court”.

28  Section 486

Omit “Federal Court has”, substitute “Federal Court and the Federal Magistrates Court have concurrent”.

Note:       The heading to section 486 is altered by inserting “ and Federal Magistrates Court ” after “ Court ”.

29  Subsection 500(6)

Omit all the words after “that has been”, substitute:

made by:

                     (a)  the Tribunal; or

                     (b)  a presidential member under section 41 of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal Act 1975 ; or

                     (c)  the Federal Court of Australia or a Judge of that Court under section 44A of that Act; or

                     (d)  the Federal Magistrates Court or a Federal Magistrate under section 44A of that Act.



 

Part 2 Application of amendments

30  Application of amendments

The amendments of the Migration Act 1958 made by this Schedule apply in relation to:

                     (a)  an application made under section 476 of that Act on or after the commencement of this item for review of a judicially-reviewable decision made on or after the commencement of this item; and

                     (b)  an application made under subsection 477(1) of that Act on or after the commencement of this item in respect of a failure to make a judicially-reviewable decision that ought reasonably to have been made in a period that ends on or after the commencement of this item; and

                     (c)  an application made under subsection 477(2) of that Act on or after the commencement of this item in respect of a failure to make a judicially-reviewable decision that is required to be made in a period that ends on or after the commencement of this item.