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Passports Legislation Amendment (Integrity) Bill 2015


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Portfolio
Foreign Affairs

Summary

Amends: the Australian Passports Act 2005 and Foreign Passports (Law Enforcement and Security) Act 2005 to: ensure that the minister retains the power to issue a person with a travel-related document to facilitate a lawful requirement for a person to travel; provide more certainty as to who is required to consent to a child passport; provide that the minister may refuse to process a passport application if there are reasonable grounds to suspect fraud or dishonesty in the application; and amend and add offences; and 12 Acts to make consequential amendments. Also repeals the Australian Passports (Transitionals and Consequentials) Act 2005.

Progress of bill

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House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 04/06/15  
Second reading moved 04/06/15  
Second reading debate 25/06/15  
Second reading debate 19/08/15  
Second reading agreed to 19/08/15  
Consideration in detail debate 19/08/15 Amendment details: 3 Government agreed to
Third reading agreed to 19/08/15  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 20/08/15  
Second reading moved 20/08/15  
Second reading debate 20/08/15  
Second reading agreed to 20/08/15  
Third reading agreed to 20/08/15  
     
Finally passed both Houses 20/08/15  
Assent 10/09/15 Act no.: 122 - Year: 2015
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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  • Third reading

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  • As passed by both Houses

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum

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  • Revised explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

House of Representatives
  • Government [sheet HB118]

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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)