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Migration Amendment Act (No. 2) 1979

Authoritative Version
  • - C2004A02128
  • No longer in force
Act No. 118 of 1979 as made
An Act to amend the Migration Act 1958.
Administered by: Immigration and Citizenship
Date of Assent 29 Oct 1979
Date of repeal 25 Mar 2015
Repealed by Amending Acts 1970 to 1979 Repeal Act 2015

Migration Amendment Act (No. 2) 1979

No. 118 of 1979

An Act to amend the Migration Act 1958.

BE IT ENACTED by the Queen, and the Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Australia, as follows:

Short title, &c.

1. (1) This Act may be cited as the Migration Amendment Act (No. 2) 1979.

(2) The Migration Act 1958 is in this Act referred to as the Principal Act.


2. This Act shall come into operation on the date fixed by Proclamation under sub-section 2(2) of the Migration Amendment Act 1979.


3. Section 5 of the Principal Act is amended by omitting from the definition of “authorized officer” in sub-section (1) “an officer” and substituting “a person”.

False papers, &c.

4. Section 31 of the Principal Act is amended by inserting after sub-section (1) the following sub-section:

“(1a) In sub-section (1), a reference to an officer shall be read as including a reference to a person authorized by the Minister to exercise a power or to discharge a duty or function under this Act.”.


5. Section 67 of the Principal Act is amended—

(a) by omitting paragraph (a) of sub-section (1) and substituting the following paragraphs:

“(a) making provision for and in relation to the charging and recovery of fees in respect of—

(i) applications for entry permits, visas or return endorsements; and

(ii) the undertaking of English language tests conducted by or on behalf of the Department of Immigration and Ethnic Affairs, whether or not in connection with applications for entry permits or visas;

“(aa) making provision for the remission of fees of a kind referred to in paragraph (a) or for exempting persons from the payment of such fees;”; and

(b) by adding at the end thereof the following sub-section:

“(3) Sub-paragraph (1) (a) (i) shall not be taken as requiring a fee to be prescribed in respect of every application or as requiring the same fee to be prescribed in respect of all applications.”.