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Migration Legislation Amendment (Code of Procedure Harmonisation) Bill 2016

Originating house
House of Representatives
Before Reps
Immigration and Border Protection


Further to the Tribunals Amalgamation Act 2015, the bill amends the: Migration Act 1958 to: harmonise and streamline provisions in relation to the code of procedure for review of decisions by the Migration and Refugee Division (MRD) of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal; clarify the operation of certain provisions relating to the conduct of review; clarify the notification requirements in relation to oral decisions of the MRD; and make technical amendments in relation to the giving of documents and the mechanism for review of decisions by the Immigration Assessment Authority in relation to family groups; and Administrative Appeals Tribunal Act 1975 to make consequential amendments.

Progress of bill

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House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 30/11/16  
Second reading moved 30/11/16  

Text of bill

  • First reading


Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum


Second reading speeches

Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

Bills Digest

  • Referred to Committee (01/12/2016): Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee; Committee report (14/02/2017)
  • Considered by scrutiny committee (08/02/2017): Senate Standing Committee for the Scrutiny of Bills; Scrutiny Digest 5 of 2017
  • Considered by scrutiny committee (21/03/2017): Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights; Report 4 of 2017