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A Bill for an Act to amend the Migration Act 1958, and for related purposes
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Registered 12 Nov 2020
Introduced Senate 11 Nov 2020
Table of contents.

 

 

2019‑2020

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

THE SENATE

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

Migration Amendment (New Maritime Crew Visas) Bill 2020

 

No.      , 2020

 

(Senator Keneally)

 

 

 

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—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 is the Migration Amendment (New Maritime Crew Visas) Act 2020.

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.  The whole of this Act

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Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this Act as originally enacted.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                   Legislation that is specified in a Schedule to this Act is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this Act has effect according to its terms.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 1Amendments

  

Migration Act 1958

1  Subsection 38B(1)

Omit “There is a class”, substitute “There are classes”.

2  After subsection 38B(1)

Insert:

          (1A)  The regulations must provide for separate classes of maritime crew visas that relate to:

                     (a)  members of the crew of ships entering Australia on a continuing international voyage to a place outside of Australia, to be known as International Seafarers Transit Visas; and

                     (b)  members of the crew of ships authorised under a temporary license to undertake coastal voyages issued under the Coastal Trading (Revitalising Australian Shipping) Act 2012, to be known as International Seafarers Work Visas.

          (1B)  The regulations must provide that an applicant for an International Seafarers Work Visa must satisfy criteria consistent with any criteria in the Maritime Transport and Offshore Facilities Security Regulations 2003 concerning security assessments and criminal history checks of an MSIC applicant.