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MN16-05 of 2005 Notices & Notifications as made
Continuing Professional Development - Attendance at a Seminar, Workshop, Conference or Lecture.
Administered by: Immigration and Citizenship
Registered 18 Apr 2005
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR10-May-2005
Tabled Senate10-May-2005
Date of repeal 01 Apr 1998
Repealed by Migration Agents (Continuing Professional Development - Attendance at a Seminar, Workshop, Conference or Lecture) - MARA Notice MN20-05 of 2005
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EXPLANATORY STATEMENT

 

Migration Agentss Regulations 1998

 

1.             This Notice is made under clause 3 of Schedule 1 to the Migration Agent Regulations 1998 (‘the Regulations’).

 

2.             Clause 3 of Schedule 1 to the Regulations allows the Migration Agents Registration Authority (the 'Authority') to specify, by notice published on its website, approved activities for the purposes of Continuing Professional Development for registered migration agents.  The notice may include in relation to each activity: the name of the activity; the provider (if any) of the activity; whether the activity is a core activity or an elective activity; and the number of points for each activity.

 

3.             The purpose of the Instrument is to specify approved Attendance at a Seminar, Workshop, Conference or Lecture for the purposes of Continuing Professional Development for Registered Migration Agents.

 

4.             The instrument will revoke the notice entitled Migration Agents (Continuing Professional Development – Attendance at a Seminar, Workshop, Conference or Lecture) MARA Notice MN4 - 05 of 2005, published on; 18/01/2005, and specify a new set of material described in columns 2 and 3 of an item as set out in the attached Schedule. 

 

5.             These new activities are approved activities for the purposes of clause 3 of Schedule 1 to the Regulations.  They are approved activities for the purposes of Continuing Professional Development for Registered Migration Agents with the status specified in column 4; and having the value specified in column 5. 

 

6.             The instrument is of a minor or machinery nature and does not substantially alter existing arrangements for the purposes of Continuing Professional Development for Registered Migration Agents.  The instrument confers points on new activities set out in column 2 in the Schedule; revokes the previous listing of approved activities; and alters those activities specified as approved activities by the Authority.  Consultation under these circumstances is not required. 

 

7.             The instrument revokes a previously published notice however the new notice must be approved effective on 1 April 1998.  Accordingly the instrument requires retrospective application.  

 

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8.             The instrument requires retrospectivity because it includes activities approved in previous notices which have now been revoked (see clause 1 of the Instrument).

 

 

9.             Unless retrospectivity is granted, that is the Notice is effective from 1 April 1998, individuals who have completed activities under previous notices (now revoked) will be disadvantaged as the activities undertaken before the instrument is registered will have the effect of no longer being approved activities.  Therefore individuals who completed an approved activity at the time of undertaking the activity will be unable to rely on these points for continuing professional development – required under section 290A of the Migration Act 1958.

 

 

10.         The Commonwealth is neither advantaged nor disadvantaged by the retrospectivity.