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A Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to migration and education services for overseas students, and for related purposes
Administered by: Immigration and Citizenship
General Comments: Attachment A - Regulation Impact Statement Attachment B - Statement of Compatability with Human Rights
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Registered 23 Mar 2012
Introduced HR 22 Mar 2012
Table of contents.

2010‑2011‑2012

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Migration Legislation Amendment (Student Visas) Bill 2012

 

No.      , 2012

 

(Immigration and Citizenship)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to migration and education services for overseas students, and for related purposes

  

  


Contents

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

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

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

Schedule 1—Amendments                                                                                                3

Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000                                            3

Migration Act 1958                                                                                                     3

 


A Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to migration and education services for overseas students, and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1  Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the Migration Legislation Amendment (Student Visas) Act 2012.

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

Column 3

Provision(s)

Commencement

Date/Details

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

The day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

2.  Schedule 1

A single day to be fixed by Proclamation.

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

 

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this Act as originally enacted. It will not be amended to deal with any later amendments of this Act.

             (2)  Any information in column 3 of the table is not part of this Act. Information may be inserted in this column, or information in it may be 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

  

Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000

1  Section 5

Insert:

contact details of a person who becomes or is an accepted student means:

                     (a)  the person’s current residential address; and

                     (b)  the person’s mobile phone number (if any); and

                     (c)  the person’s email address (if any).

2  Paragraph 19(1)(a)

After “name”, insert “, contact details”.

3  After subsection 19(1)

Insert:

          (1A)  A registered provider must give the Secretary particulars of any change in the contact details or other prescribed details of an accepted student within 14 days after the provider becomes aware of the change.

4  Subsection 20(1)

Omit “A registered”, substitute “Subject to subsection (4A), a registered”.

5  After subsection 20(4)

Insert:

          (4A)  A registered provider must not send a notice under subsection (1) on or after the day this subsection commences.

Migration Act 1958

6  Subsection 137J(1) (note)

Omit “Note:”, substitute “Note 1:”.

7  At the end of subsection 137J(1)

Add:

Note 2:       Under subsection 20(4A) of that Act, a registered provider must not send a notice on or after the day that subsection commences.