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A Bill for an Act to amend the Migration Act 1958, and for related purposes
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Registered 15 Feb 2021
Introduced HR 15 Feb 2021
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2019‑2020‑2021

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

Migration Amendment (Common Sense for All Visas) Bill 2021

 

No.      , 2021

 

(Mr Hill)

 

 

 

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 (Common Sense for All Visas) Act 2021.

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

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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Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this Act as originally enacted.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                   Legislation that is specified in a Schedule to this Act is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this Act has effect according to its terms.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  At the end of section 40

Add:

Provisions applying until 31 December 2021

             (4)  A requirement of this Act or the regulations that a visa, or a visa of a specified class, may only be granted to a person who is in Australia at the time of grant does not apply if the visa is granted:

                     (a)  on or after the commencement of this subsection; and

                     (b)  on or before 31 December 2021.

             (5)  A requirement of this Act or the regulations that a visa, or a visa of a specified class, may only be granted to a person who is outside Australia at the time of grant does not apply if:

                     (a)  the visa is granted:

                              (i)  on or after the commencement of this subsection; and

                             (ii)  on or before 31 December 2021; and

                     (b)  the person is not in immigration clearance at the time of grant.

             (6)  For the purposes of subsection (4) or (5), it does not matter whether the application for the visa was made before, on or after the commencement of this subsection.

             (7)  To avoid doubt, subsection (4) does not affect any requirement that the person not be in immigration clearance at the time of grant.