Title Migration Amendment (Regulation of Migration Agents) Bill 2019
Database Bills & Legislation
Long Title a Bill for an Act to amend the [itals]Migration Act 1958[eitals], and for related purposes
Date 15-06-2020 12:48 PM
Source House of Reps
Parl No. 46
Bill Number 216/19
Bill Type Government
Portfolio Home Affairs
Reps Bill Code O
Status Act
System Id legislation/bills/r6448_aspassed/0000


Migration Amendment (Regulation of Migration Agents) Bill 2019
</head> <body lang="EN-AU" link="blue" vlink="blue"> <div class="WordSection1"> <p class="Session">2019-2020</p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:14.0pt"> </span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:14.0pt">The Parliament of the</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:14.0pt">Commonwealth of Australia</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:14.0pt"> </span></p> <p class="House">HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES</p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="Reading">As passed by both Houses</p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:9.5pt"> </span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:9.5pt"> </span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:9.5pt"> </span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:9.5pt"> </span></p> <p class="ShortT">Migration Amendment (Regulation of Migration Agents) Bill 2020</p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="Actno">No.      , 2020</p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="LongT">A Bill for an Act to amend the <i>Migration Act 1958</i>, and for related purposes</p> <p class="MsoHeader"><span class="CharAmSchNo"> </span><span class="CharAmSchText"> </span></p> <p class="MsoHeader"><span class="CharAmPartNo"> </span><span class="CharAmPartText"> </span></p> </div> <span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif""><br clear="all" style="page-break-before:always"/></span> <div class="WordSection2"> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:18.0pt">Contents</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">1............ Short title............................................................................................. 1</p> <p class="MsoToc5">2............ Commencement................................................................................... 1</p> <p class="MsoToc5">3............ Schedules............................................................................................ 3</p> <p class="MsoToc6">Schedule 1—Australian legal practitioners providing immigration assistance<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">    </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">4</span></p> <p class="MsoToc9">Migration Act 1958<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-style: normal">                                                                                                    </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-style:normal">4</span></p> <p class="MsoToc6">Schedule 2—Registration periods<span style="font-size: 9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                                                             </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">16</span></p> <p class="MsoToc7">Part 1—Amendments<span style="font-size:9.0pt">                                                                                                 </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt">16</span></p> <p class="MsoToc9">Migration Act 1958<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-style: normal">                                                                                                  </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-style:normal">16</span></p> <p class="MsoToc7">Part 2—Application of amendments<span style="font-size: 9.0pt">                                                                  </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt">18</span></p> <p class="MsoToc6">Schedule 3—Redundant provisions<span style="font-size: 9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                                                         </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">19</span></p> <p class="MsoToc9">Migration Act 1958<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-style: normal">                                                                                                  </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-style:normal">19</span></p> <p class="MsoToc6">Schedule 4—Requirement for applicants to provide further information<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">            </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">22</span></p> <p class="MsoToc7">Part 1—Amendments<span style="font-size:9.0pt">                                                                                                 </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt">22</span></p> <p class="MsoToc9">Migration Act 1958<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-style: normal">                                                                                                  </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-style:normal">22</span></p> <p class="MsoToc7">Part 2—Application of amendments<span style="font-size: 9.0pt">                                                                  </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt">24</span></p> <p class="MsoToc6">Schedule 5—Fees and charges<span style="font-size:9.0pt; font-weight:normal">                                                                                    </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">25</span></p> <p class="MsoToc7">Part 1—Amendments<span style="font-size:9.0pt">                                                                                                 </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt">25</span></p> <p class="MsoToc9">Migration Act 1958<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-style: normal">                                                                                                  </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-style:normal">25</span></p> <p class="MsoToc7">Part 2—Application of amendments<span style="font-size: 9.0pt">                                                                  </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt">26</span></p> <p class="MsoToc6">Schedule 6—Other amendments<span style="font-size:9.0pt; font-weight:normal">                                                                                </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">27</span></p> <p class="MsoToc7">Part 1—Amendments<span style="font-size:9.0pt">                                                                                                 </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt">27</span></p> <p class="MsoToc9">Migration Act 1958<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-style: normal">                                                                                                  </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-style:normal">27</span></p> <p class="MsoToc7">Part 2—Application of amendments<span style="font-size: 9.0pt">                                                                  </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt">29</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> </div> <span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif""><br clear="all" style="page-break-before:always"/></span> <div class="WordSection3"> <p class="Page1">A Bill for an Act to amend the <i>Migration Act 1958</i>, and for related purposes</p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-top:12.0pt;line-height:normal"> <span style="font-size:16.0pt">The Parliament of Australia enacts:</span></p> <opc-section depth="0" ref="56340722c22641d59de2fb7adf62aa93" title="1  Short title"><a name="56340722c22641d59de2fb7adf62aa93"/><p class="ActHead5"><a name="_Toc25145626"><span class="CharSectno">1</span>  Short title</a></p> <p class="subsection">                    This Act is the <i>Migration Amendment (Regulation of Migration Agents)</i> <i>Act 2020.</i></p> </opc-section><opc-section depth="0" ref="365fe11a60474692af49a6afeb315674" title="2  Commencement"><a name="365fe11a60474692af49a6afeb315674"/><p class="ActHead5"><a name="_Toc25145627"><span class="CharSectno">2</span>  Commencement</a></p> <p class="subsection">              (1)  Each provision of this Act specified in column 1 of the table commences, or is taken to have commenced, in accordance with column 2 of the table. Any other statement in column 2 has effect according to its terms.</p> <p class="Tabletext"> </p> <table class="MsoNormalTable" border="1" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="474" style="margin-left:5.35pt;border-collapse:collapse;border:none"> <thead> <tr> <td width="474" colspan="3" valign="top" style="width:355.55pt;border-top:solid windowtext 1.5pt; border-left:none;border-bottom:solid windowtext 1.0pt;border-right:none; padding:0cm 5.35pt 0cm 5.35pt"> <p class="TableHeading">Commencement information</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td width="113" valign="top" style="width:3.0cm;border:none;border-bottom:solid windowtext 1.0pt; padding:0cm 5.35pt 0cm 5.35pt"> <p class="TableHeading">Column 1</p> </td> <td width="255" valign="top" style="width:191.4pt;border:none;border-bottom: solid windowtext 1.0pt;padding:0cm 5.35pt 0cm 5.35pt"> <p class="TableHeading">Column 2</p> </td> <td width="105" valign="top" style="width:79.1pt;border:none;border-bottom:solid windowtext 1.0pt; padding:0cm 5.35pt 0cm 5.35pt"> <p class="TableHeading">Column 3</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td width="113" valign="top" style="width:3.0cm;border:none;border-bottom:solid windowtext 1.5pt; padding:0cm 5.35pt 0cm 5.35pt"> <p class="TableHeading">Provisions</p> </td> <td width="255" valign="top" style="width:191.4pt;border:none;border-bottom: solid windowtext 1.5pt;padding:0cm 5.35pt 0cm 5.35pt"> <p class="TableHeading">Commencement</p> </td> <td width="105" valign="top" style="width:79.1pt;border:none;border-bottom:solid windowtext 1.5pt; padding:0cm 5.35pt 0cm 5.35pt"> <p class="TableHeading">Date/Details</p> </td> </tr> </thead> <tr> <td width="113" valign="top" style="width:3.0cm;border:none;border-bottom:solid windowtext 1.0pt; padding:0cm 5.35pt 0cm 5.35pt"> <p class="Tabletext">1.  Sections 1 to 3 and anything in this Act not elsewhere covered by this table</p> </td> <td width="255" valign="top" style="width:191.4pt;border:none;border-bottom:solid windowtext 1.0pt; padding:0cm 5.35pt 0cm 5.35pt"> <p class="Tabletext">The day this Act receives the Royal Assent.</p> </td> <td width="105" valign="top" style="width:79.1pt;border:none;border-bottom:solid windowtext 1.0pt; padding:0cm 5.35pt 0cm 5.35pt"> <p class="Tabletext"> </p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td width="113" valign="top" style="width:3.0cm;border:none;border-bottom:solid windowtext 1.0pt; padding:0cm 5.35pt 0cm 5.35pt"> <p class="Tabletext">2.  Schedules 1 and 2</p> </td> <td width="255" valign="top" style="width:191.4pt;border:none;border-bottom:solid windowtext 1.0pt; padding:0cm 5.35pt 0cm 5.35pt"> <p class="Tabletext">A single day to be fixed by Proclamation.</p> <p class="Tabletext">However, if the provisions do not commence within the period of 9 months beginning on the day this Act receives the Royal Assent, they commence on the day after the end of that period.</p> </td> <td width="105" valign="top" style="width:79.1pt;border:none;border-bottom:solid windowtext 1.0pt; padding:0cm 5.35pt 0cm 5.35pt"> <p class="Tabletext"> </p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td width="113" valign="top" style="width:3.0cm;border:none;border-bottom:solid windowtext 1.0pt; padding:0cm 5.35pt 0cm 5.35pt"> <p class="Tabletext">3.  Schedule 3</p> </td> <td width="255" valign="top" style="width:191.4pt;border:none;border-bottom:solid windowtext 1.0pt; padding:0cm 5.35pt 0cm 5.35pt"> <p class="Tabletext">A single day to be fixed by Proclamation.</p> <p class="Tabletext">However, if the provisions do not commence within the period of 6 months beginning on the day this Act receives the Royal Assent, they commence on the day after the end of that period.</p> </td> <td width="105" valign="top" style="width:79.1pt;border:none;border-bottom:solid windowtext 1.0pt; padding:0cm 5.35pt 0cm 5.35pt"> <p class="Tabletext"> </p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td width="113" valign="top" style="width:3.0cm;border:none;border-bottom:solid windowtext 1.0pt; padding:0cm 5.35pt 0cm 5.35pt"> <p class="Tabletext">4.  Schedule 4</p> </td> <td width="255" valign="top" style="width:191.4pt;border:none;border-bottom:solid windowtext 1.0pt; padding:0cm 5.35pt 0cm 5.35pt"> <p class="Tabletext">A single day to be fixed by Proclamation.</p> <p class="Tabletext">However, if the provisions do not commence within the period of 6 months beginning on the day this Act receives the Royal Assent, they commence on the day after the end of that period.</p> </td> <td width="105" valign="top" style="width:79.1pt;border:none;border-bottom:solid windowtext 1.0pt; padding:0cm 5.35pt 0cm 5.35pt"> <p class="Tabletext"> </p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td width="113" valign="top" style="width:3.0cm;border:none;border-bottom:solid windowtext 1.0pt; padding:0cm 5.35pt 0cm 5.35pt"> <p class="Tabletext">5.  Schedule 5</p> </td> <td width="255" valign="top" style="width:191.4pt;border:none;border-bottom:solid windowtext 1.0pt; padding:0cm 5.35pt 0cm 5.35pt"> <p class="Tabletext">At the same time as Schedule 1 to the <i>Migration Agents Registration Application Charge Amendment (Rates of Charge) Act 2020</i> commences.</p> <p class="Tabletext">However, the provisions do not commence at all if that Schedule does not commence.</p> </td> <td width="105" valign="top" style="width:79.1pt;border:none;border-bottom:solid windowtext 1.0pt; padding:0cm 5.35pt 0cm 5.35pt"> <p class="Tabletext"> </p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td width="113" valign="top" style="width:3.0cm;border:none;border-bottom:solid windowtext 1.5pt; padding:0cm 5.35pt 0cm 5.35pt"> <p class="Tabletext">6.  Schedule 6</p> </td> <td width="255" valign="top" style="width:191.4pt;border:none;border-bottom:solid windowtext 1.5pt; padding:0cm 5.35pt 0cm 5.35pt"> <p class="Tabletext">A single day to be fixed by Proclamation.</p> <p class="Tabletext">However, if the provisions do not commence within the period of 6 months beginning on the day this Act receives the Royal Assent, they commence on the day after the end of that period.</p> </td> <td width="105" valign="top" style="width:79.1pt;border:none;border-bottom:solid windowtext 1.5pt; padding:0cm 5.35pt 0cm 5.35pt"> <p class="Tabletext"> </p> </td> </tr> </table> <p class="notetext"> Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this Act as originally enacted. It will not be amended to deal with any later amendments of this Act.</p> <p class="subsection">              (2)  Any information in column 3 of the table is not part of this Act. Information may be inserted in this column, or information in it may be edited, in any published version of this Act.</p> </opc-section><opc-section depth="0" ref="deded746050446c5a000fe7b5ae9ce55" title="3  Schedules"><a name="deded746050446c5a000fe7b5ae9ce55"/><p class="ActHead5"><a name="_Toc25145628"><span class="CharSectno">3</span>  Schedules</a></p> <p class="subsection">                    Legislation that is specified in a Schedule to this Act is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this Act has effect according to its terms.</p> </opc-section><?DMS-Include seriesId="cc07cef4-6766-4e68-90aa-066415a564a5"?><?DMS-Include seriesId="36a92c1e-3cc4-48e1-9b26-d05bfabb65ab"?><?DMS-Include seriesId="68bc3401-0946-4112-a2fc-17bba15cc807"?><?DMS-Include seriesId="71c6034b-75ea-44fe-9669-ea96f345a392"?><?DMS-Include seriesId="48b0e038-711e-4a2e-ba5a-99fb2ac91767"?><?DMS-Include seriesId="636d3170-3f4f-41a6-a73d-12410b05d056"?></div> </body> </div></div></body></html>