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SLI 2015 No. 211 Regulations as made
This regulation amends the Migration Regulations 1994 to provide additional certainty to the rules applying to foreign workers participating in offshore resources activities under either Subclass 400 (Temporary Work (Short Stay Activity)) visa or the Subclass 457 (Temporary Work (Skilled)) visa.
Administered by: Immigration and Border Protection
General Comments: The notice was not resolved and lapsed when the Parliament was prorogued. Under subsection 42(3) of the Legislation Act 2003, the instrument is deemed to be tabled in the House that moved the motion on the first sitting day of the new Parliament.
Registered 03 Dec 2015
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled Senate02-Feb-2016
Tabled HR02-Feb-2016
Re-Tabled Senate LA s42(3)30-Aug-2016
Date of repeal 15 Dec 2015
Repealed by Division 1 of Part 5A of the Legislative Instruments Act 2003
This Legislative Instrument has been subject to a Motion to Disallow:
Motion Date:
17-Mar-2016
Expiry Date:
12-Oct-2016
House:
Senate
Details:
Full
Resolution:
Parliament Prorogued
Resolution Date:
15-Apr-2016
Resolution Time:
Provisions:
Motion Date:
19-Apr-2016
Expiry Date:
07-Nov-2016
House:
Senate
Details:
Full
Resolution:
Parliament Prorogued
Resolution Date:
09-May-2016
Resolution Time:
Provisions:
Table of contents.

 

Migration Amendment (Offshore Resources Activity) Regulation 2015

 

Select Legislative Instrument No. 211, 2015

I, General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Ret’d), Governor‑General of the Commonwealth of Australia, acting with the advice of the Federal Executive Council, make the following regulation.

Dated 26 November 2015

Peter Cosgrove

Governor‑General

By His Excellency’s Command

Peter Dutton

Minister for Immigration and Border Protection

 

  

  


Contents

1............ Name................................................................................................... 1

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

3............ Authority............................................................................................. 1

4............ Schedules............................................................................................ 1

Schedule 1—Amendments                                                                                                2

Migration Regulations 1994                                                                                     2

 


1  Name

                   This is the Migration Amendment (Offshore Resources Activity) Regulation 2015.

2  Commencement

             (1)  Each provision of this instrument 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 instrument

14 December 2015.

14 December 2015

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

             (2)  Any information in column 3 of the table is not part of this instrument. Information may be inserted in this column, or information in it may be edited, in any published version of this instrument.

3  Authority

                   This instrument is made under the Migration Act 1958.

4  Schedules

                   Each instrument that is specified in a Schedule to this instrument is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this instrument has effect according to its terms.

Schedule 1Amendments

  

Migration Regulations 1994

1  After subregulation 2.05(4AB)

Insert:

       (4AC)  For paragraph 41(2B)(b) of the Act, the following visas are prescribed:

                     (a)  a Subclass 400 (Temporary Work (Short Stay Activity)) visa;

                     (b)  a Subclass 457 (Temporary Work (Skilled)) visa.

2  At the end of Division 2.1 of Part 2

Add:

2.06AAC  Entry to Australia—persons entering to participate in, or support, offshore resources activities

                   For paragraph 43(1)(c) of the Act, the following reason is prescribed:

                     (a)  the visa held by the visa holder is:

                              (i)  a permanent visa; or

                             (ii)  a Subclass 400 (Temporary Work (Short Stay Activity)) visa; or

                            (iii)  a Subclass 457 (Temporary Work (Skilled)) visa; and

                     (b)  the holder is a person who will be in an area to participate in, or to support, an offshore resources activity in relation to that area.

Note 1:       Paragraph 43(1)(c) of the Act provides that if the holder of a visa that is in effect travels to Australia on a vessel, and a prescribed reason makes it necessary to enter Australia in a way other than at a port, or on a pre‑cleared flight, the visa is permission for the holder to enter Australia in that other way.

Note 2:       Paragraph (b)—for the definition of offshore resources activity, see subsection 9A(5) of the Act.

3  At the end of Part 2 of Schedule 9

Add:

11               A person:

                     (a)  who is an Australian citizen, or holds one of the following types of visa that is in effect:

                              (i)  a permanent visa;

                             (ii)  a Subclass 400 (Temporary Work (Short Stay Activity)) visa;

                            (iii)  a Subclass 457 (Temporary Work (Skilled)) visa; and

                     (b)  who is taken to enter Australia because paragraph 9A(3)(c) of the Act is satisfied in respect of the person; and

                     (c)  whose entry has been reported in writing to Immigration