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Migration Amendment (Abolishing Detention Debt) Bill 2009 [No. 2]


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Assent
Portfolio
Immigration and Citizenship

Summary

Amends the Migration Act 1958 to: remove the liability for immigration detention and related costs for certain persons and liable parties and extinguish all outstanding immigration detention debts; and ensure regulations can no longer prescribe sponsorship undertakings or obligations that include payments to the Commonwealth in relation to the cost of a person’s immigration detention.

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 17/06/09  
Second reading moved 17/06/09  
Second reading debate 24/06/09  
Second reading agreed to 25/06/09  
Third reading agreed to 25/06/09  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 11/08/09  
Second reading moved 11/08/09  
Second reading debate 07/09/09  
Second reading debate 08/09/09  
Second reading agreed to 08/09/09  
Committee of the Whole debate 08/09/09  
Third reading agreed to 08/09/09  
     
Text of bill as passed both Houses 08/09/09  
Assent 18/09/09 Act no.: 85 - Year: 2009
     

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
  • Family First Party [sheet 5845 revised]
FIELDING, Sen Steve

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Schedules of amendments

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Notes
  • An electronic version of this Act is available on the Federal Register of Legislation (www.legislation.gov.au)