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A Bill for an Act to amend the Migration Act 1958, and for related purposes
Administered by: Immigration and Citizenship
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Registered 29 May 2009
Introduced HR 27 May 2009

2008‑2009

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Migration Amendment (Protection of Identifying Information) Bill 2009

 

No.      , 2009

 

(Immigration and Citizenship)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to amend the Migration Act 1958, and for related purposes

  

  


Contents

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

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

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

Schedule 1—Amendments                                                                                                 3

Migration Act 1958                                                                                                     3

 


A Bill for an Act to amend the Migration Act 1958, and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1  Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the Migration Amendment (Protection of Identifying Information) Act 2009.

2  Commencement

             (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.

 

Commencement information

Column 1

Column 2

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Provision(s)

Commencement

Date/Details

1.  Sections 1 to 3 and anything in this Act not elsewhere covered by this table

The day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

2.  Schedule 1

A single day to be fixed by Proclamation.

However, if any of the provision(s) do not commence within the period of 6 months beginning on the day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent, they commence on the first day after the end of that period.

 

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this Act as originally passed by both Houses of the Parliament and assented to. It will not be expanded to deal with provisions inserted in this Act after assent.

             (2)  Column 3 of the table contains additional information that is not part of this Act. Information in this column may be added to or edited in any published version of this Act.

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 1Amendments

  

Migration Act 1958

1  Section 336A (definition of disclose)

Omit “provided under section 40, 46, 166, 170, 175, 188, 192 or 261AA”, substitute “referred to in paragraph (a) of the definition of identifying information in this section”.

2  Section 336A (paragraph (a) of the definition of identifying information)

Omit “provided under section 40, 46, 166, 170, 175, 188, 192 or 261AA”, substitute “obtained by the Department for one or more of the purposes referred to in subsection 5A(3)”.

3  At the end of subsection 336FA(1)

Add:

              ; and (f)  the information is only disclosed to the extent necessary in order to obtain that help.

4  Paragraph 336FB(1)(c)

Omit “and (e)”, substitute “, (e) and (f)”.

5  Subsection 336FB(3)

Omit “and (e)”, substitute “, (e) and (f)”.