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These regulations amend the Migration Regulations 1994 to add new discretionary cancellation grounds. The first ground applies to specified visitor visa subclasses where the visa holder is in Australia, but has not been immigration cleared, and the Minister reasonably believes that the person has contravened subsections 126(2), 128(2), 532(1) or 533(1) of the Biosecurity Act 2015. The second ground applies to temporary visa holders where the Minister reasonably believes that the person has imported objectionable goods without permission.
Administered by: Home Affairs
Registered 08 Apr 2019
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR02-Jul-2019
Tabled Senate02-Jul-2019
Date of repeal 17 Sep 2019
Repealed by Division 1 of Part 3 of Chapter 3 of the Legislation Act 2003
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Commonwealth Coat of Arms of Australia

 

Migration Amendment (Biosecurity Contraventions and Importation of Objectionable Goods) Regulations 2019

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 regulations.

Dated 04 April 2019

Peter Cosgrove

Governor‑General

By His Excellency’s Command

David Coleman

Minister for Immigration, Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs

 

 

 

 

  

  


Contents

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

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

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

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

Schedule 1—Amendments                                                                                                                          2

Migration Regulations 1994                                                                                                               2

 


1  Name

                   This instrument is the Migration Amendment (Biosecurity Contraventions and Importation of Objectionable Goods) Regulations 2019.

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

17 April 2019.

17 April 2019

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  At the end of subregulation 2.43(1)

Add:

                    ; (s)  in the case of a holder of:

                              (i)  a Subclass 600 (Visitor) visa; or

                             (ii)  a Subclass 601 (Electronic Travel Authority) visa; or

                            (iii)  a Subclass 651 (eVisitor) visa; or

                            (iv)  a Subclass 676 (Tourist) visa; or

                             (v)  a Subclass 771 (Transit) visa;

                            who is in Australia and who has not been immigration cleared—that the Minister reasonably believes that the visa holder has contravened subsection 126(2), 128(2), 532(1) or 533(1) of the Biosecurity Act 2015;

                      (t)  in the case of the holder of a temporary visa—that the Minister reasonably believes that the visa holder:

                              (i)  has imported goods to which regulation 4A of the Customs (Prohibited Imports) Regulations 1956 applies; and

                             (ii)  has not been granted a permission under subregulation 4A(2) of those Regulations to import the goods.

2  Paragraph 4013(2)(d) of Schedule 4

Omit “or (ob)”, substitute “, (ob), (s) or (t)”.