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Ending Indefinite and Arbitrary Immigration Detention Bill 2021

2019-2020-2021

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

Ending Indefinite and Arbitrary Immigration Detention Bill 2021

 

No.      , 2021

 

(Mr Wilkie)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to end the indefinite and arbitrary detention of people seeking asylum in Australia, and for related purposes

   

   

   



Contents

Part 1—Preliminary                                                                                                              1

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

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

3............ Simplified outline................................................................................ 2

4............ Act binds the Crown........................................................................... 2

5............ Definitions.......................................................................................... 2

6............ Constitutional basis of this Act........................................................... 4

7............ Additional operation of this Act.......................................................... 4

8............ Principle of family unity...................................................................... 4

9............ Principle of the rights and best interests of the child........................... 5

Part 2—Immigration detention                                                                                       6

10.......... Relationship with other laws............................................................... 6

11.......... Immigration detention......................................................................... 6

12.......... Alternatives to immigration detention.................................................. 6

13.......... Access to assistance in alternatives to immigration detention.............. 7

14.......... Timeframes for the determination of alternatives to immigration detention               8

15.......... Revocation or variation of restrictions................................................. 8

16.......... Reasons for immigration detention...................................................... 8

17.......... Time frames for immigration detention............................................... 9

18.......... Information provided to detainees..................................................... 10

19.......... Access to services in detention.......................................................... 11

20.......... Communication for the purpose of obtaining immigration assistance and immigration legal assistance   11

21.......... Children in detention......................................................................... 12

22.......... Independent monitoring.................................................................... 13

23.......... Review of decisions.......................................................................... 14

Part 3—Miscellaneous                                                                                                        16

24.......... Jurisdiction of the Federal Circuit Court........................................... 16

25.......... Regulations....................................................................................... 16

 



A Bill for an Act to end the indefinite and arbitrary detention of people seeking asylum in Australia, and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts: