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Migration Amendment (Charging for a Migration Outcome) Bill 2015


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Portfolio
Immigration and Border Protection

Summary

Amends the Migration Act 1958 to: establish a criminal and civil penalty regime to make it unlawful for a person to give or receive a benefit in return for a migration outcome in relation to certain skilled work visa programs; and enable visa cancellation to be considered where the visa holder has engaged in such conduct.

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 16/09/15  
Second reading moved 16/09/15  
Second reading debate 10/11/15  
Second reading agreed to 10/11/15  
Third reading agreed to 10/11/15  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 11/11/15  
Second reading moved 11/11/15  
Second reading debate 23/11/15  
Second reading debate 24/11/15  
Second reading agreed to 24/11/15  
Committee of the Whole debate 24/11/15  
Committee of the Whole debate 25/11/15  
Third reading agreed to 25/11/15  
     
Finally passed both Houses 25/11/15  
Assent 30/11/15 Act no: 161 - Year: 2015
     

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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  • Correction to explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

Senate
  • Opposition [sheet 7807]
CARR, Sen Kim

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Schedules of amendments

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Notes
  • Referred to Committee (17/09/2015): Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee; Committee report (10/11/2015); Corrigendum to report (24/11/2015)
  • An electronic version of this Act is available on the Federal Register of Legislation (www.legislation.gov.au)