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Refugee Protection Bill 2019

2016-2017-2018-2019

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

Refugee Protection Bill 2019

 

No.      , 2019

 

(Mr Wilkie)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to provide a legislative response to all people seeking asylum in Australia, and for related purposes

   

   

   



Contents

Part 1—Preliminary                                                                                                              1

1............ Short title............................................................................................. 1

2............ Commencement................................................................................... 2

3............ Simplified outline and object of this Act............................................. 2

4............ Act binds the Crown........................................................................... 3

5............ Definitions.......................................................................................... 3

6............ Application—international agreements for the protection of rights..... 4

7............ Severability......................................................................................... 5

8............ Principle of family unity...................................................................... 6

8A......... Principle of the rights and best interests of the child........................... 6

Part 2—Enabling of APASS                                                                                            8

9............ Intention that parties to APASS be legally bound............................... 8

10.......... APASS centres................................................................................... 8

11.......... Meaning of APASS applicant and APASS applicant to Australia ........ 8

12.......... Australian quota of APASS applicants............................................... 9

13.......... Determination of transfer arrangements of APASS applicants to Australia             9

14.......... APASS case officers........................................................................ 10

Part 3—Immigration detention                                                                                     12

15.......... Relationship with other laws............................................................. 12

16.......... Immigration detention....................................................................... 12

17.......... Alternatives to immigration detention................................................ 12

18.......... Access to assistance in alternatives to immigration detention............ 13

19.......... Timeframes for the determination of alternatives to immigration detention               13

20.......... Revocation or variation of restrictions............................................... 14

21.......... Reasons for immigration detention.................................................... 14

22.......... Time frames for immigration detention............................................. 15

23.......... Information provided to detainees..................................................... 16

24.......... Access to services in detention.......................................................... 16

25.......... Communication for the purpose of obtaining immigration assistance and immigration legal assistance   16

26.......... Children in detention......................................................................... 17

27.......... Independent monitoring.................................................................... 18

Part 4—Adverse security assessments                                                                      20

28.......... Adverse security assessments........................................................... 20

Part 5—Review of decisions                                                                                           21

29.......... Review of decisions.......................................................................... 21

Part 6—Jurisdiction of courts                                                                                       22

30.......... Jurisdiction of the Federal Circuit Court........................................... 22

Part 7—Miscellaneous                                                                                                        23

31.......... Regulations....................................................................................... 23

 



A Bill for an Act to provide a legislative response to all people seeking asylum in Australia, and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts: