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This instrument amends the Australian Citizenship Regulation 2016 and Migration Regulations 1994 to make minor amendments relating to skilled visas, application fees, and technical changes.
Administered by: Home Affairs
Registered 05 Nov 2019
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled Senate11-Nov-2019
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Commonwealth Coat of Arms of Australia

 

Home Affairs Legislation Amendment (2019 Measures No. 1) Regulations 2019

I, General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Retd), Governor‑General of the Commonwealth of Australia, acting with the advice of the Federal Executive Council, make the following regulations.

Dated 31 October 2019

David Hurley

Governor‑General

By His Excellency’s Command

David Coleman

Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs

 

  

  


Contents

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

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

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

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

Schedule 1—Payment of citizenship fees                                                                                           2

Australian Citizenship Regulation 2016                                                                                          2

Schedule 2—Visa application charges                                                                                                 3

Migration Regulations 1994                                                                                                               3

Schedule 3—Amendments relating to the Migration Amendment (New Skilled Regional Visas) Regulations 2019                                                                                                                 4

Part 1—Amendments commencing 16 November 2019                                                       4

Migration Regulations 1994                                                                                                               4

Part 2—Amendments commencing 16 November 2022                                                       5

Migration Regulations 1994                                                                                                               5

Schedule 4—Other amendments                                                                                                             6

Migration Regulations 1994                                                                                                               6

 


1  Name

                   This instrument is the Home Affairs Legislation Amendment (2019 Measures No. 1) 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.  Sections 1 to 4 and anything in this instrument not elsewhere covered by this table

The day after this instrument is registered.

6 November 2019

2.  Schedule 1

1 January 2020.

1 January 2020

3.  Schedule 2

16 November 2019.

16 November 2019

4.  Schedule 3, Part 1

Immediately after the commencement of Schedule 2 to the Migration Amendment (New Skilled Regional Visas) Regulations 2019.

16 November 2019

5.  Schedule 3, Part 2

Immediately after the commencement of Schedule 3 to the Migration Amendment (New Skilled Regional Visas) Regulations 2019.

16 November 2022

6.  Schedule 4

The day after this instrument is registered.

6 November 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 following:

                     (a)  the Australian Citizenship Act 2007;

                     (b)  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 1Payment of citizenship fees

  

Australian Citizenship Regulation 2016

1  Subsection 16(7)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (7)  In this section:

conversion instrument means the Migration (LIN 20/001: Payment of Visa Application Charges and Fees in Foreign Currencies) Instrument 2020 as in force on 1 January 2020.

places and currencies instrument means the Migration (LIN 20/002: Places and Currencies for Paying of Fees) Instrument 2020 as in force on 1 January 2020.

2  In the appropriate position in Part 4

Insert:

25  Application of amendment made by Schedule 1 to the Home Affairs Legislation Amendment (2019 Measures No. 1) Regulations 2019

                   The amendment of section 16 made by Schedule 1 to the Home Affairs Legislation Amendment (2019 Measures No. 1) Regulations 2019 applies in relation to an application made on or after 1 January 2020.

Schedule 2Visa application charges

  

Migration Regulations 1994

1  Subparagraph 1403(2)(a)(ii) of Schedule 1 (table item 1)

Omit “$35”, substitute “$40”.

2  Subparagraph 1404(2)(a)(ii) of Schedule 1 (table item 1)

Omit “$35”, substitute “$40”.

3  In the appropriate position in Schedule 13

Insert:

Part 87Amendments made by the Home Affairs Legislation Amendment (2019 Measures No. 1) Regulations 2019

  

8701  Operation of Schedule 2

                   The amendments of these Regulations made by items 1 and 2 of Schedule 2 to the Home Affairs Legislation Amendment (2019 Measures No. 1) Regulations 2019 apply in relation to visa applications made on or after 16 November 2019.

Schedule 3Amendments relating to the Migration Amendment (New Skilled Regional Visas) Regulations 2019

Part 1Amendments commencing 16 November 2019

Migration Regulations 1994

1  Regulation 1.03 (definition of transitional 457 worker)

Repeal the definition, substitute:

transitional 457 worker means a person who held a Subclass 457 (Temporary Work (Skilled)) visa at any time occurring on or after 18 April 2017.

2  After subparagraph 2.03A(3)(a)(iia)

Insert:

                           (iib)  a Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (Provisional) (Class PE) visa; or

3  Subparagraph 8101(1)(b)(ii) of Schedule 13

Omit “or transitional 482 worker”, substitute “, or transitional 482 worker, on 16 November 2019”.

Part 2Amendments commencing 16 November 2022

Migration Regulations 1994

4  Paragraph 1139(3)(d) of Schedule 1

Omit “must”, substitute “may”.

Schedule 4Other amendments

  

Migration Regulations 1994

1  Regulation 1.03 (definition of Employment Minister)

Repeal the definition, substitute:

Employment Minister means the Minister responsible for employment policy, including employment services.

2  Subregulation 2.03A(5)

Omit “relationship that is registered under a law of a State or Territory prescribed in the Acts Interpretation (Registered Relationships) Regulations 2008 as a kind of relationship prescribed in those Regulations”, substitute “registered relationship within the meaning of section 2E of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901”.