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Immigration Act 1932

Authoritative Version
  • - C1932A00026
  • No longer in force
Act No. 26 of 1932 as made
An Act to amend the Immigration Act 1901-1930.
Date of Assent 30 May 1932
Date of repeal 01 Jun 1959
Repealed by Migration Act 1958

IMMIGRATION.

 

No. 26 of 1932.

An Act to amend the Immigration Act 1901-1930.

[Assented to 30th May 1932.]

BE it enacted by the King’s Most Excellent Majesty, the Senate, and the House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Australia, as follows:—

Short title and citation.

1.—(1.)   This Act may be cited as the Immigration Act 1932.

(2.)  The Immigration Act 1901-1930 is in this Act referred to as the Principal Act.

(3.)  The Principal Act, as amended by this Act, may be cited as the Immigration Act 1901-1932.

Definition.

2.  Section two of the Principal Act is amended by omitting from the definition of “Officer” the words “Home and Territories Department” and inserting in their stead the words “Department of the Interior”.

Prohibited immigrants.

3.  Section three of the Principal Act is amended—

(a) by omitting from paragraph (ga) the words “unless five years have elapsed since the termination of the imprisonment”; and

(b) by omitting paragraph (ge) and inserting in its stead the following paragraph:—

“(ge) any alien who, on demand by an officer, fails to satisfy the officer that he is the holder of a landing permit or that his admission into Australia has been authorized by or on behalf of the Minister;”.

Immigrants evading officers or found within the Commonwealth.

4.  Section five of the Principal Act is amended—

(a) by omitting from sub-section (2.) the word “three” and inserting in its stead the word “five”;

(b) by omitting from paragraph (f) of sub-section (3.) the word “three” and inserting in its stead the word “five”: and

(c) by omitting from sub-section (3a.) the words “in the Commonwealth” and inserting in their stead the words “in Australia”.


 

Certain persons may be deported.

5.  Section eight of the Principal Act is amended—

(a) by inserting, after the word “person” (second occurring), the words “or of any attempt to commit such a crime,”;

(b) by inserting, after the words “expiration of”, the words “, or during,”; and

(c) by omitting the words “be required to pass the dictation test, and if he fails to do so shall be deemed to be a prohibited immigrant and shall”.

Deportation of certain persons.

6.  Section eight a of the Principal Act is amended by omitting from sub-section (1.) the word “three” and inserting in its stead the word “five”.

7.  After section eight b of the Principal Act the following section is inserted:—

Dependants of deportee.

“8ba.  Where an order has been made under this Act for the deportation of any person, the wife and dependent children of that person may, if the wife so desires, be included in the order for deportation and thereupon the provisions of this Act relating to deportation shall apply to the wife and dependent children.”.

Duty to provide return passages.

8.  Section thirteen a of the Principal Act is amended by omitting from sub-section (1.) the words “or eight ab” and inserting in their stead the words “eight ab or eight ba”.

9.  After section fourteen b of the Principal Act the following section is inserted:—

Arrest of persons liable to deportation.

“14c. Every officer may, without warrant, arrest any person reasonably supposed to be a person whose deportation has been ordered by the Minister in pursuance of this Act, and no person shall resist or prevent such arrest.

Penalty: One hundred pounds or imprisonment for six months.”.