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A Bill for an Act to amend the Migration Act 1958, and for related purposes
Administered by: Home Affairs
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Registered 08 Jul 2019
Introduced HR 04 Jul 2019
Table of contents.

2019

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

Migration Amendment (Repairing Medical Transfers) Bill 2019

 

No.      , 2019

 

(Home Affairs)

 

 

 

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

  

  


Contents

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

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

3............ Schedules............................................................................................ 2

Schedule 1—Repairing medical transfers                                                               3

Part 1—Amendments                                                                                                    3

Migration Act 1958                                                                                                     3

Part 2—Application provisions etc.                                                                       5

 

 


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 is the Migration Amendment (Repairing Medical Transfers) Act 2019.

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

Provisions

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

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this Act as originally enacted.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  Schedules

                   Legislation 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 1Repairing medical transfers

Part 1Amendments

Migration Act 1958

1  Subsection 5(1)

Repeal the following definitions:

                     (a)  definition of legacy minor;

                     (b)  definition of relevant transitory person;

                     (c)  definition of treating doctor.

2  Paragraph 42(2A)(ca)

Omit “or 198C”.

3  Subsection 198(1A)

After “section 198B”, insert “or repealed section 198C”.

4  Subsection 198(1A) (note)

Omit “Note:”, substitute “Note 1:”.

5  At the end of subsection 198(1A)

Add:

Note 2:       Section 198C was repealed by the Migration Amendment (Repairing Medical Transfers) Act 2019. It provided for certain transitory persons to be brought to Australia for a temporary purpose (including the temporary purpose of medical or psychiatric assessment or treatment).

6  Paragraph 198(1B)(a)

After “section 198B”, insert “or repealed section 198C”.

7  Paragraph 198AH(1A)(a)

After “section 198B”, insert “or repealed section 198C”.

8  At the end of subsection 198AH(1A)

Add:

Note:          Section 198C was repealed by the Migration Amendment (Repairing Medical Transfers) Act 2019. It provided for certain transitory persons to be brought to Australia for a temporary purpose (including the temporary purpose of medical or psychiatric assessment or treatment).

9  Subsection 198B(4)

Repeal the subsection.

10  Sections 198C to 198J

Repeal the sections.

11  Subdivision D of Division 8 of Part 2

Repeal the Subdivision.

12  Subsection 474(4) (table items 1A to 1D)

Repeal the items.

13  Subsection 499(1)

Omit “(other than the panel established under section 199A)”.

Part 2Application provisions etc.

14  Application of amendments relating to removal etc.

(1)       The amendments of subsection 198(1A) and paragraph 198(1B)(a) of the Migration Act 1958 made by this Schedule apply in relation to an unlawful non‑citizen brought to Australia under repealed section 198C of that Act before, on or after the commencement of this item.

(2)       The amendment of paragraph 198AH(1A)(a) of the Migration Act 1958 made by this Schedule applies in relation to a transitory person brought to Australia under repealed section 198C of that Act before, on or after the commencement of this item.

15  Effect of repeal of medical transfer provisions

(1)       Subsection 7(2) of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901 does not apply in relation to the repeal by this Schedule of a medical transfer provision.

(2)       Despite subitem (1), the repeal by this Schedule of a medical transfer provision does not affect rights or liabilities arising between parties to proceedings in which:

                     (a)  judgment is reserved by a court as at the commencement of this item; or

                     (b)  judgment has been delivered by a court before the commencement of this item;

and the judgment sets aside, or declares invalid, a decision made under a medical transfer provision.

(3)       In this item:

medical transfer provision means any of the following provisions of the Migration Act 1958:

                     (a)  subsection 198B(4);

                     (b)  sections 198C to 198J;

                     (c)  Subdivision D of Division 8 of Part 2;

                     (d)  items 1A to 1D of the table in subsection 474(4).