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Migration Amendment Act 1991

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Act No. 86 of 1991 as made
An Act to amend the Migration Act 1958, and for related purposes
Administered by: Home Affairs
Date of Assent 26 Jun 1991
 

MIGRATION AMENDMENT ACT 1991 No. 86, 1991

MIGRATION AMENDMENT ACT 1991 No. 86, 1991 - TABLE OF PROVISIONS

TABLE OF PROVISIONS

Section

1. Short title etc.

2. Commencement

3. Interpretation

4. Period of grace

5. Insertion of new sections:

16A. Visas

16B. Travel-only visas

6. Entry visas etc.

7. Repeal of section 18 and insertion of new section:

18. Effect of entry visas

8. Circumstances in which non-citizens may become illegal entrants

9. Regulations may provide for visas

10. Grant or refusal of visas

11. Grant or refusal of entry permits

12. Repeal of section and insertion of new section:

47. Permanent entry permit not to be granted to non-citizen
after entry into Australia unless the
non-citizen holds a temporary entry permit

13. Circumstances in which entry permits may be
granted to statutory visitors after entry into Australia

14. Insertion of new Division:
Division 4A - Unprocessed persons

54A. Processing areas

54B. Unprocessed persons

54C. Restraint of unprocessed persons

54D. Prohibited persons

54E. Maintenance of prohibited persons

54F. Removal of prohibited persons

54G. Officers' powers of arrest

54H. Daily maintenance amount

15. Deportation of illegal entrants

16. Deportation order to be executed

17. Carriage of persons to Australia without documentation

18. Custody of prohibited entrant during stay of vessel in port

19. Custody of prohibited entrant during stay of
aircraft in Australia

20. Insertion of new section:

89A. Transfer of person in custody under
section 88 or 89 to a processing area

21. Internal review of certain decisions

22. Applications for review by Tribunal

23. Non-reviewable decisions

24. Remuneration and allowances of other members

25. Regulations

26. Further amendments of Principal Act

27. Application of amendments - sections 88 and 89 of
the Principal Act
SCHEDULE
MINOR AMENDMENTS OF PRINCIPAL ACT

MIGRATION AMENDMENT ACT 1991 No. 86, 1991 - LONG TITLE

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

MIGRATION AMENDMENT ACT 1991 No. 86, 1991 - SECT 1
Short title etc.

(Assented to 26 June 1991)
1. (1) This Act may be cited as the Migration Amendment Act 1991.
(2) In this Act, "Principal Act" means the Migration Act 1958.*1*

(Minister's second reading speech made in-
House of Representatives on 17 April 1991
Senate on 5 June 1991)
*1* No. 62, 1958, as amended. For previous amendments, see No. 87, 1964; No. 10, 1966; Nos. 16 and 216, 1973; Nos. 37 and 91, 1976; Nos. 117 and 118, 1979; Nos. 89 and 175, 1980; No. 61, 1981; No. 51, 1982; Nos. 73 and 112, 1983; Nos. 22, 72 and 123, 1984; Nos. 71, 102 and 168, 1986; Nos. 86, 104, 133 and 141, 1987; Nos. 5, 38, 49 and 151, 1988; and Nos. 59 and 61, 1989.

MIGRATION AMENDMENT ACT 1991 No. 86, 1991 - SECT 2
Commencement

2. (1) Subject to this section, this Act commences on the day on which it receives the Royal Assent.
(2) Subject to subsection (3), paragraphs 3 (a), (b) and (e), sections 5, 6 and 7, paragraphs 8 (e), (h) and (i), sections 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 and 20 and paragraph 23 (b) commence on a day or days to be fixed by Proclamation.
(3) If a provision does not commence under subsection (2) within the period of 6 months beginning on the day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent, it commences on the first day after the end of that period.

MIGRATION AMENDMENT ACT 1991 No. 86, 1991 - SECT 3
Interpretation


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3. Section 4 of the Principal Act is amended:
(a) by omitting from subsection (1) the definition of "valid visa" and substituting the following definition:
" `valid visa' means a document, notation or visa that has not been cancelled under this Act or otherwise stopped being in force, being:
(a) a document or notation permitting a person to return to Australia that was issued before 1 November 1979; or
(b) a visa granted under this Act, whether before or after the commencement of section 4 of the Migration Legislation Amendment Act 1989;";
(b) by omitting from subsection (1) the definition of "visa" and substituting the following definition:
" `visa' means an entry visa or a travel-only visa;";
(c) by adding "or" at the end of paragraphs (a), (b) and (c) of the definition of "officer" in subsection (1);
(d) by adding at the end of the definition of "officer" in subsection (1) the following word and paragraph:
"; or (f) any other person authorised by the Minister, by
notice published in the Gazette, to be an officer for the purposes of this Act;";
(e) by inserting in subsection (1) the following definitions:
" `entry visa' has the meaning given in section 17;
`processing area' means an area nominated by the Minister under section 54A;
`prohibited person' means a person who has become a prohibited person under section 54D;
`refugee' has the same meaning as it has in Article 1 of the Refugees Convention or in that Article as amended by the Refugees Protocol;
`Refugees Convention' means the Convention relating to the Status of Refugees done at Geneva on 28 July 1951;
`Refugees Protocol' means the Protocol relating to the Status of Refugees done at New York on 31 January 1967;
`travel-only visa' means any visa except an entry visa;
`unprocessed person' has the meaning given by section 54B;";
(f) by adding at the end the following subsections:

"(27) To avoid doubt, in this Act `is taken', when followed by the infinitive form of a verb, has the same force and effect as `is deemed' when followed by the infinitive form of that verb.

"(28) To avoid doubt, except as provided by subsections 115 (5) and (6) and 137 (1) and (2):
(a) there is no power to grant a visa except under section 24 or 51; and
(b) there is no power to grant an entry permit except under section 34 or 52.".

MIGRATION AMENDMENT ACT 1991 No. 86, 1991 - SECT 4
Period of grace

4. Section 13 of the Principal Act is amended:
(a) by adding at the end of paragraph (2) (a) "or";
(b) by inserting after paragraph (2) (c) the following word and paragraph:
"; or (d) if the person withdraws his or her application
for an entry permit, a review under Part 3 or a review by the Federal Court before the decision referred to in paragraph (a), (b) or (c) respectively is made - starting when the person makes the application and ending when he or she withdraws it;".

MIGRATION AMENDMENT ACT 1991 No. 86, 1991 - SECT 5

5. After section 16 of the Principal Act the following sections are inserted:

Visas
"16A. The holder of a valid visa may travel to Australia.

Travel-only visas
"16B. A travel-only visa does not entitle its holder to enter Australia or be granted an entry permit.".

MIGRATION AMENDMENT ACT 1991 No. 86, 1991 - SECT 6
Entry visas etc.

6. Section 17 of the Principal Act is amended by omitting subsections (1), (2) and (3) and substituting the following subsections:
"(1) An entry visa may be granted to a person who has entered Australia or who is in another country.
"(2) The holder of an entry visa that is in force may enter Australia.
"(3) If the holder of an entry visa leaves Australia while the entry visa is in force, the holder may re-enter Australia if it is still in force.
"(3A) The holder of an entry visa may enter Australia only if he or she:
(a) travelled to Australia by aircraft and disembarked at a proclaimed airport; or
(b) travelled to Australia on a pre-cleared flight and did not land in any other country after leaving the country of embarkation of the pre-cleared flight and before arriving in Australia.
"(3B) An entry visa must not be granted to a statutory visitor.".

MIGRATION AMENDMENT ACT 1991 No. 86, 1991 - SECT 7

7. Section 18 of the Principal Act is repealed and the following section is substituted:

Effect of entry visas
"18. (1) While the holder of an entry visa is not in Australia, the entry

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visa has effect as if it were a travel-only visa until the holder enters Australia (whether or not the holder has previously entered Australia while the entry visa was in force).
"(2) When the holder of an entry visa enters or re-enters Australia, the entry visa has effect as if it were an entry permit.
"(3) If an entry visa is granted in Australia to a person who has entered Australia, the entry visa has effect, when granted, as if it were an entry permit.
"(4) An entry visa has effect subject to any limitation on the period during which the holder is authorised to travel to or remain in Australia, and to any conditions, to which the entry visa is subject.".

MIGRATION AMENDMENT ACT 1991 No. 86, 1991 - SECT 8
Circumstances in which non-citizens may become illegal entrants

8. Section 20 of the Principal Act is amended:
(a) by inserting in paragraph (1) (a) "has ever" after "the person";
(b) by adding "or" at the end of paragraphs (1) (a) and (b);
(c) by inserting in paragraph (1) (b) "on any occasion" after "Australia";
(d) by inserting in paragraph (1) (c) "on any occasion" after "issued";
(e) by inserting after paragraph (1) (c) the following paragraph:
"(ca) the person has ever made, or caused to be made, a false or misleading statement in a declaration covered by subsection 24 (1A) or 34 (1A); or";
(f) by inserting in paragraph (1) (d) "on any occasion" before "when the person entered Australia";
(g) by inserting after subsection (1) the following subsection:

"(1A) If:
(a) a person who leaves Australia was the holder of a permanent entry permit before leaving Australia; and
(b) the person is the holder of a prescribed visa permitting him or her to return to Australia and to apply for a permanent entry permit; and
(c) the person was suffering from a prescribed disease or a prescribed physical or mental condition when he or she left Australia or he or she developed a prescribed disease or a prescribed physical or mental condition after leaving Australia;
subparagraph (1) (d) (i) does not apply to the person in relation to that disease or condition unless the person was suffering from the disease or condition when the person was first granted a permanent entry permit and he or she did not disclose that fact at that time.";
(h) by omitting from subparagraph (2) (b) (ii) "particular." and substituting "particular; or";
(i) by adding at the end of paragraph (2) (b) the following subparagraph:
"(iii) the person made, or caused to be made, a false or
misleading statement in a declaration covered by subsection 34 (1A).";
(j) by inserting after subsection (4) the following subsection:
"(4A) If:
(a) the holder of a visa gives the Secretary a section 20 notice; and
(b) the visa is not cancelled by an authorised officer at a proclaimed port;
the authorised officer must endorse the visa with a statement that he or she recognises the holder of the visa to be a person to whom subsection 20 (1) applies, or would apply, for the reasons set out in the notice.";
(k) by inserting after subsection (14) the following subsection:

"(14A) In subsection (1A):

`prescribed disease' means a disease prescribed for the purposes of subparagraph (1) (d) (i);
`prescribed physical or mental condition' means a physical or mental condition prescribed for the purposes of subparagraph (1) (d) (i).".

MIGRATION AMENDMENT ACT 1991 No. 86, 1991 - SECT 9
Regulations may provide for visas

9. Section 23 of the Principal Act is amended by omitting paragraph (4) (a) and substituting the following paragraph:
"(a) in the case of an entry visa - the condition that, despite section 18, the entry visa will be taken not to be a valid entry permit for the purposes of section 47;".

MIGRATION AMENDMENT ACT 1991 No. 86, 1991 - SECT 10
Grant or refusal of visas

10. Section 24 of the Principal Act is amended by inserting after subsection (1) the following subsection:
"(1A) If the applicant is a non-citizen, a form approved for the purposes of subsection (1) must:
(a) require the applicant to make a declaration about his or her character or conduct, or both; or
(b) if the form so requires - require another person to make a declaration about the applicant's character or conduct, or both.".

MIGRATION AMENDMENT ACT 1991 No. 86, 1991 - SECT 11
Grant or refusal of entry permits

11. Section 34 of the Principal Act is amended by inserting after subsection (1) the following subsection:
"(1A) If:
(a) the applicant is a non-citizen; and

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(b) the regulations provide for the approval of a form for the purposes of applications under subsection (1);
the form approved must:
(c) require the applicant to make a declaration about his or her character or conduct, or both; or
(d) if the form so requires - require another person to make a declaration about the applicant's character or conduct, or both.".

MIGRATION AMENDMENT ACT 1991 No. 86, 1991 - SECT 12

12. Section 47 of the Principal Act is repealed and the following section is substituted:

Permanent entry permit not to be granted to non-citizen after entry into Australia unless the non-citizen holds a temporary entry permit
"47. (1) A permanent entry permit must not be granted to a non-citizen after entry into Australia unless the non-citizen is the holder of a valid temporary entry permit.
"(2) In this section:
`valid temporary entry permit' does not include:
(a) a temporary entry permit granted subject to a condition set out in paragraph 33 (4) (a) or (b); or
(b) an entry visa granted subject to a condition set out in paragraph 23 (4) (a) or (b).".

MIGRATION AMENDMENT ACT 1991 No. 86, 1991 - SECT 13
Circumstances in which entry permits may be granted to statutory visitors after entry into Australia

13. Section 53 of the Principal Act is amended by omitting paragraph (1) (b) and substituting the following paragraph:
"(b) the Minister has determined, in writing, that the
statutory visitor is a refugee.".

MIGRATION AMENDMENT ACT 1991 No. 86, 1991 - SECT 14

14. After Division 4 of Part 2 the following Division is inserted:

"Division 4A - Unprocessed persons
Processing areas
"54A. The Minister may, by notice published in the Gazette, nominate areas to which unprocessed persons may be taken for the purposes of section 54B.

Unprocessed persons
"54B. (1) If:
(a) an authorised officer reasonably supposes that a person would, on entry to Australia, become an illegal entrant; and
(b) in the authorised officer's opinion, it is impracticable
or inconvenient to decide immediately whether or not to grant
the person an entry permit (whether or not the person has
applied for an entry permit);
the following provisions have effect:
(c) the person becomes an unprocessed person;
(d) at the direction of an authorised officer, the person may
be removed:
(i) from the vessel on which the person travelled to Australia; or
(ii) if the person has disembarked at a proclaimed airport
but has not left the airport - from the airport;
(e) at the direction of an authorised officer, the person may
be taken to a processing area.
"(2) The unprocessed person:
(a) is taken not to enter Australia unless he or she is
granted an entry permit; and
(b) if he or she is granted an entry permit - is taken to
enter Australia when he or she first leaves the processing area
after being granted the permit.
"(3) Within 7 days after an unprocessed person is taken to a processing area, an authorised officer may cause a written notice to be served on the master, owner, agent or charterer of the vessel on which the unprocessed person travelled to Australia to the effect that, if the unprocessed person becomes a prohibited person, the master, owner, agent and charterer of the vessel:
(a) may be required under subsection 54F (2) of this Act to
remove the person from Australia at no cost to the Commonwealth,
whether or not the person is able or willing to pay, or agrees
to pay, a charge for his or her removal from Australia; and
(b) may be liable under section 54E of this Act to pay to the
Commonwealth:
(i) the cost of transporting the person and a custodian of the person to a processing area, or from one processing area to another; and
(ii) the daily maintenance amount for each custody day until
the person is removed from Australia; and
(iii) the cost of transporting the person and a custodian of the person from the processing area or the place where the person has been kept in custody to the vessel on which the person is to leave Australia.

Restraint of unprocessed persons
"54C. An officer may:
(a) keep an unprocessed person in custody until the person
has been transported to a processing area or while the person is

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being transported from one processing area to another; and
(b) prevent an unprocessed person from leaving a processing
area until he or she:
(i) is granted an entry permit; or
(ii) becomes a prohibited person;
whichever happens first.

Prohibited persons
"54D. An unprocessed person becomes a prohibited person if the person:
(a) gives a written request to leave Australia to an
authorised officer; or
(b) does not apply for an entry permit before the end of the
prescribed period; or
(c) is refused an entry permit.

Maintenance of prohibited persons
"54E. (1) If an unprocessed person becomes a prohibited
person, the master, owner, agent and charterer of the vessel on
which the person travelled to Australia are jointly and
severally liable to pay the Commonwealth:
(a) the cost of transporting the person and a custodian of the person to the processing area, or from one processing area to another; and
(b) the daily maintenance amount for each custody day until
the person is removed from Australia; and
(c) the cost of transporting the person and a custodian of the person from the processing area or the place where he or she is being kept in custody to the vessel on which the prohibited person is to leave Australia.
"(2) Subsection (1) does not apply to the master, owner, agent or charterer of the vessel if the master, owner, agent or charterer was not given a notice under subsection 54B (3) in relation to the prohibited person within 7 days after the prohibited person was first taken to a processing area as an unprocessed person.

Removal of prohibited persons
"54F. (1) A prohibited person:
(a) must be removed from Australia as soon as practicable; and
(b) may be kept in custody as directed by an authorised
officer until removed from Australia.
"(2) When an unprocessed person becomes a prohibited person, an authorised officer may, by written notice served on the master, owner, agent or charterer of the vessel on which the person travelled to Australia, require the master, owner, agent or charterer to remove the person from Australia at no cost to the Commonwealth, whether or not the person is able or willing to pay, or agrees to pay, a charge for his or her removal from Australia.
"(3) The master, owner, agent or charterer must:
(a) give reasonable notice to an authorised officer of his or her willingness to receive the prohibited person on board a specified vessel, at a specified place and time, for removal from Australia, being a time not later than 72 hours after the notice was served; and
(b) if the prohibited person is made available in the custody
of an officer at that place and time - remove the prohibited
person from Australia at no cost to the Commonwealth, whether or
not the prohibited person is able or willing to pay, or agrees
to pay, a charge for his or her removal from Australia.
Penalty: $10,000.
"(4) Subsection (3) does not apply to the master, owner, agent
or charterer unless:
(a) a notice under subsection 54B (3) in relation to the prohibited person was served on one of them within 7 days after the person was first taken to a processing area as an unprocessed person; and
(b) a notice under subsection (2) of this section in relation
to the person was served on one of them.
"(5) Failure to serve a notice in relation to a person under
subsection (2) of this section or subsection 54B (3) does not
prevent the person from being removed from Australia in
accordance with arrangements made by an authorised officer.

Officers' powers of arrest
"54G. An officer may:
(a) without warrant, arrest an unprocessed person or a
prohibited person who:
(i) leaves a processing area:
(A) without being required to do so by an authorised officer; or
(B) without having been given written permission by an authorised officer to be temporarily absent from the processing area for a prescribed purpose; or
(ii) having been given written permission by an authorised
officer to be temporarily absent from a processing area for a
prescribed purpose, refuses or fails to return to the processing
area before the end of that period of temporary absence; or
(iii) escapes from custody; and
(b) take the person to the processing area, or keep the
person in custody, as directed by an authorised officer.

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"54H. (1) For the purposes of this Division, the Minister may, by notice published in the Gazette, determine, in relation to each State and Territory, a daily maintenance amount in relation to the State or Territory.
"(2) In making a determination under subsection (1) in respect
of a State or Territory, the Minister must have regard to the
cost to the Commonwealth of persons kept in custody in that
State or Territory on behalf of the Commonwealth.
"(3) An amount payable to the Commonwealth under this Division
may be recovered by the Commonwealth, as a debt due to the
Commonwealth, in a court of competent jurisdiction.
"(4) In this Division:
`custody day', in relation to a person, means a day during the whole of which the person is or was in custody, or in a processing area, or partly in custody and partly in a processing area;
`daily maintenance amount', in relation to a custody day in
relation to a person, means the daily maintenance amount most
recently determined by the Minister under subsection (1) before
that day, in relation to the State or Territory in which the
person was, on that day, in custody, or in a processing area, or
partly in custody and partly in a processing area;
`day' means a period of 24 hours ending at midnight.".

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Deportation of illegal entrants

15. Section 60 of the Principal Act is amended by adding at the end of subsection (2) "unless the person consents, in writing, to being deported sooner".

MIGRATION AMENDMENT ACT 1991 No. 86, 1991 - SECT 16
Deportation order to be executed

16. Section 63 of the Principal Act is amended by adding at the end the following subsection:
"(3) If a person who is the subject of a deportation order leaves Australia voluntarily before the order is executed, the person is taken, for the purposes of this Act, to have been deported in accordance with the order.".

MIGRATION AMENDMENT ACT 1991 No. 86, 1991 - SECT 17
Carriage of persons to Australia without documentation

17. Section 76 of the Principal Act is amended by omitting from subsection (2) "$5,000" and substituting "$10,000".

MIGRATION AMENDMENT ACT 1991 No. 86, 1991 - SECT 18
Custody of prohibited entyrant during stay of vessel in port

18. Section 88 of the Principal Act is amended:
(a) by omitting from subsection (1) "to be seeking to enter Australia in circumstances in which the person would become an illegal entrant" and substituting "would become an illegal entrant if the person were to enter Australia (whether or not the person is seeking to enter Australia)";
(b) by inserting in subsections (1) and (2) "or until the person is granted an entry permit" before "or until";
(c) by omitting from paragraph (3) (c) "of the Commonwealth or of" and substituting "in force in the Commonwealth or in";
(d) by omitting subsection (8) and substituting the following subsection:
"(8) A person who is taken ashore under subsection (1), (2) or (3):
(a) is taken not to enter Australia unless he or she is granted an entry permit; and
(b) if he or she is granted an entry permit - is taken to enter Australia when the entry permit is granted.".

MIGRATION AMENDMENT ACT 1991 No. 86, 1991 - SECT 19
Custody of prohibited entrant during stay of aircraft in Australia

19. Section 89 of the Principal Act is amended:
(a) by omitting from subsections (1) and (2) "to be seeking to enter Australia in circumstances in which the person would become an illegal entrant" and substituting "would become an illegal entrant if the person were to enter Australia (whether or not the person is seeking to enter Australia)";
(b) by omitting from subsections (1), (2) and (3) all the words after "removed from Australia" and substituting "or the person is granted an entry permit";
(c) by inserting after subsection (7) the following subsections:

"(7A) Subsection (7) does not apply to the master, owner, agent or charterer of the aircraft unless a notice was served on the master, owner, agent or charterer in accordance with subsection (4).

"(7B) A person who is taken into custody under subsection (1), (2) or (3) may be kept in custody until the person is removed from Australia in accordance with arrangements made by an authorised officer.

"(7C) Failure to give a notice in accordance with subsection (4):
(a) does not prevent the person concerned from being kept in custody as mentioned in subsection (7B); and
(b) does not prevent the person concerned from being removed from Australia as mentioned in subsection (7B).";
(c) by omitting subsection (8) and substituting the following subsections:

"(8) A person who is taken into or held in custody under this section:
(a) is taken not to enter Australia unless he or she is granted an entry

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permit; and
(b) if the person is granted an entry permit:
(i) if the entry permit is granted while the person is at a proclaimed airport - he or she is taken to enter Australia when he or she first leaves the airport after the entry permit is granted; and
(ii) if the entry permit is granted after the person has been taken from a proclaimed airport - he or she is taken to enter Australia when the entry permit is granted.

"(8A) An officer may, without warrant, arrest a person who has escaped from custody in which the person was being held under this section and return the person to custody.".

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20. After section 89 of the Principal Act the following section is inserted:

Transfer of person in custody under section 88 or 89 to a processing area
"89A. A person taken into custody under section 88 or 89:
(a) may be taken to a processing area; and
(b) if he or she is taken to a processing area, Division 4A
of Part 2 applies to the person as if he or she had:
(i) become an unprocessed person upon being taken to the
processing area; and
(ii) been taken to the processing area under section 54B; and
(c) if he or she is taken to a processing area - the person is taken to have ceased to be in custody under section 88 or 89, as the case may be.".

MIGRATION AMENDMENT ACT 1991 No. 86, 1991 - SECT 21
Internal review of certain decisions

21. Section 115 of the Principal Act is amended:
(a) by omitting subsections (3) and (4) and substituting the following subsection:
"(3) The regulations must not provide a period during which an application for review of a reviewable decision may be made that is longer than:
(a) if the applicant is physically present in Australia - 28 days; or
(b) if the applicant is not physically present in Australia - 70 days.";
(b) by omitting paragraph (5) (b) and substituting the following paragraph:
"(b) substitute for the reviewed decision:
(i) the decision sought by the applicant in the primary application; or
(ii) another decision in terms to which the applicant agrees.";
(c) by omitting paragraph (6) (b) and substituting the following paragraph:
"(b) substitute for the reviewed decision:
(i) the decision sought by the applicant in the primary application; or
(ii) another decision in terms to which the applicant agrees.".

MIGRATION AMENDMENT ACT 1991 No. 86, 1991 - SECT 22
Applications for review by Tribunal

22. Section 116 of the Principal Act is amended by omitting subsections (3) and (4) and substituting the following subsection:
"(3) The regulations must not provide a period during which an application for review of a reviewable decision may be made that is longer than:
(a) if the applicant is physically present in Australia - 28 days; or
(b) if the applicant is not physically present in Australia - 70 days.".

MIGRATION AMENDMENT ACT 1991 No. 86, 1991 - SECT 23
Non-reviewable decisions

23. Section 120 of the Principal Act is amended:
(a) by inserting in paragraph (1) (a) "(other than a prescribed decision made under prescribed regulations made before 1 July 1991)" after "a decision";
(b) by omitting paragraph (1) (d) and substituting the following paragraph:
"(d) a decision by the Minister that a person is not a refugee;".

MIGRATION AMENDMENT ACT 1991 No. 86, 1991 - SECT 24
Remuneration and allowances of other members

24. Section 156 of the Principal Act is amended by omitting subsections (1) and (2) and substituting the following subsections:
"(1) The Senior Members must be paid remuneration and allowances equal to the maximum remuneration and allowances payable to the holder of an SES office classified as SES Band 1.
"(2) The other full-time members must be paid remuneration and allowances equal to the minimum remuneration and allowances payable to the holder of an SES office classified as SES Band 1.".

MIGRATION AMENDMENT ACT 1991 No. 86, 1991 - SECT 25
Regulations

25. Section 181 of the Principal Act is amended by omitting from paragraph (1) (j) "$1,500" and substituting "$3,000".

MIGRATION AMENDMENT ACT 1991 No. 86, 1991 - SECT 26
Further amendments of Principal Act

26. The Principal Act is amended as set out in the Schedule.

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Application of amendments-sections 88 and 89 of the Principal Act

27. In spite of the amendments of sections 88 and 89 of the Principal Act made by this Act, those sections continue to apply, in relation to a person taken into custody before the commencement of this section, as if those amendments had not been made.

MIGRATION AMENDMENT ACT 1991 No. 86, 1991 - SCHEDULE

SCHEDULE Section 26
MINOR AMENDMENTS OF PRINCIPAL ACT
Paragraph 57 (7) (a):
Insert "or her" after "his".

Subsection 69 (6) (definition of "arrested person"):
Omit "applied", substitute "applies".

Subsection 89 (5):
Insert "or her" after "him".

Subsection 118 (6):
Omit "a review authority", substitute "the Tribunal".

NOTE ON ALTERATION OF SECTION HEADING
On the commencement of this Act, the heading to section 37 of the Migration Act 1958 is altered by omitting "review not applied for" and substituting "illegal entrants".