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Migration Legislation Amendment Act (No. 5) 2001

  • - C2004A00890
  • In force - Latest Version
Act No. 130 of 2001 as made
An Act to amend the Migration Act 1958, and for other purposes
Administered by: Immigration and Citizenship
Originating Bill: Migration Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 5) 2001
Date of Assent 27 Sep 2001
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Migration Legislation Amendment Act (No. 5) 2001

 

No. 130, 2001


 

 

 

 

Migration Legislation Amendment Act (No. 5) 2001

 

No. 130, 2001

 

 

 

 

An Act to amend the Migration Act 1958, and for other purposes

  

  


Contents

1............ Short title............................................................................................ 1

2............ Commencement.................................................................................. 1

3............ Schedule(s).......................................................................................... 2

Schedule 1—Amendment of the Migration Act 1958                                         3

 


Migration Legislation Amendment Act (No. 5) 2001

No. 130, 2001

 

 

 

An Act to amend the Migration Act 1958, and for other purposes

[Assented to 27 September 2001]

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1  Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the Migration Legislation Amendment Act (No. 5) 2001.

2  Commencement

                   This Act commences on 21 December 2001, immediately after the commencement of Schedule 1 to the Privacy Amendment (Private Sector) Act 2000.

3  Schedule(s)

                   Each Act that is specified in a Schedule to this Act is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this Act has effect according to its terms.


 

Schedule 1Amendment of the Migration Act 1958

  

1  After section 488A

Insert:

488B  Authorisation to disclose information to an officer

             (1)  An airline operator, a shipping operator, a travel agent or a prescribed organisation may, for any purpose that is likely to facilitate the administration or enforcement of this Act or the regulations, disclose to an officer information about any matter relating to travel:

                     (a)  that has been, is being, or is proposed to be, undertaken by any person on the way (directly or indirectly) to the migration zone; or

                     (b)  that has been, is being, or is proposed to be, undertaken and that involves the departure from the migration zone of any person;

even if the information is personal information (as defined in the Privacy Act 1988).

             (2)  To avoid doubt, this section does not:

                     (a)  require anyone to disclose information; or

                     (b)  affect a requirement of, or under, a provision of this Act or the regulations for a person to disclose information (whether by answering a question, by providing a document or by other means).

             (3)  In this section:

officer includes a person who is a clearance officer within the meaning of section 165.

organisation has the same meaning as in the Privacy Act 1988.

travel agent includes an organisation that is involved in arranging or facilitating travel.


 

(152/01)

[Minister’s second reading speech made in—

House of Representatives on 23 August 2001

Senate on 24 September 2001]