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Migration Legislation Amendment (Regional Processing Cohort) Bill 2016


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

Summary

Amends the Migration Act 1958 and Migration Regulations 1994 to: prevent unauthorised maritime arrivals or transitory persons (referred to as members of the designated regional processing cohort) who were at least 18 years of age and were taken to a regional processing country after 19 July 2013 from making a valid application for an Australian visa; enable the minister to permit a member of the designated regional processing cohort, or a class of persons within the designated regional processing cohort, to make a valid application for a visa if the minister thinks it is in the public interest to do so; and prevent a member of the designated regional processing cohort from being deemed to have been granted a special purpose visa or being deemed to have applied for particular visas under the Migration Regulations 1994.

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 08/11/16  
Second reading moved 08/11/16  
Second reading debate 09/11/16  
Second reading debate 09/11/16  
Second reading debate 10/11/16  
Second reading agreed to 10/11/16  
Third reading agreed to 10/11/16  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 10/11/16  
Second reading moved 10/11/16  
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

Bills Digest



Notes
  • Referred to Committee (10/11/2016): Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee; Committee report (22/11/2016); Corrigendum to report (14/12/2016)
  • Considered by scrutiny committee (22/11/2016): Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights; Report 2 of 2017
  • Considered by scrutiny committee (23/11/2016): Senate Standing Committee for the Scrutiny of Bills; Scrutiny Digest 1 of 2017