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LIN 20/029 Determinations/Other as made
This instrument gives domestic effect to Australia’s obligations under international trade agreements, to which it is a party, for the purposes of applying the labour market testing condition. Specifically, section 6 of the instrument includes three new free trade agreements made under the Customs Amendment (Growing Australian Export Opportunities Across the Asia-Pacific) Act 2019, namely the Peru-Australia Free Trade Agreement, the Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement, and the Free Trade Agreement between Australia and Hong Kong, China.
Administered by: Home Affairs
Registered 31 Jan 2020
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR04-Feb-2020
Tabled Senate05-Feb-2020
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Migration (LIN 20/029: Determination of International Trade Obligations Relating to Labour Market Testing) Instrument 2020

I, Alan Tudge, Minister for Population, Cities and Urban Infrastructure, on behalf of the Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs, make the following instrument.

Dated:  28.01.2020

 

Alan Tudge

 

The Hon Alan Tudge MP                 

Minister for Population, Cities and Urban Infrastructure

on behalf of the Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and
Multicultural Affairs

 

 

 

 

 


Contents

 

Part 1 – Preliminary                                                                                                     1

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

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

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

4  Definitions................................................................................................................................ 1

5  Repeal....................................................................................................................................... 2

Part 2 – Determination of international trade obligations relating to labour market testing     3

6  International trade obligations................................................................................................... 3

 

 


Part 1 – Preliminary

1  Name

(1)     This instrument is the Migration (LIN 20/029: Determination of International Trade Obligations Relating to Labour Market Testing) Instrument 2020.

(2)     This instrument may be cited as LIN 20/029.

2  Commencement

(1)          Each provision specified in column 1 of the table below commences, or is taken to have commenced, in accordance with column 2 of the table.

Commencement information

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Provisions

Commencement

Date/Details

Sections 1 to 6 except subsections 6(g) and 6(c)

At the same time as Schedule 1 to the Customs Amendment (Growing Australian Export Opportunities Across the Asia-Pacific) Act 2019 commences.

 

Subsection 6(g)

At the same time as Schedule 2 to the Customs Amendment (Growing Australian Export Opportunities Across the Asia-Pacific) Act 2019 commences.

 

Subsection 6(c)

At the same time as Schedule 3 to the Customs Amendment (Growing Australian Export Opportunities Across the Asia-Pacific) Act 2019 commences.

 

 

(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 subsection 140GBA(2) of the Act.

4  Definitions

In this instrument:

Act means Migration Act 1958.

ASEAN means Association of Southeast Asian Nations.

labour market testing is defined in subsection 140GBA(7) of the Act.

5  Repeal

According to section 33 of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901, the instrument Migration (LIN 18/183: Determination of International Trade Obligations Relating to Labour Market Testing) Instrument 2018, (F2018L01479), is repealed.


 

Part 2 – Determination of international trade obligations relating to labour market testing

6  International trade obligations

For the purposes of paragraph 140GBA(1)(c) of the Act, each obligation of Australia under international law, that relates to international trade, under the following agreements is determined as an international trade obligation of Australia:

(a)           Agreement Establishing the ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand Free Trade Area (AANZFTA);

(b)          Australia-Chile Free Trade Agreement (ACl-FTA);

(c)           Free Trade Agreement between Australia and Hong Kong, China (A‑HKFTA);

(d)          China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA);

(e)           Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP);

(f)           General Agreement on Trade in Services at Annex 1B to the Marrakesh Agreement Establishing the World Trade Organization (GATS);

(g)           Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement
(IA-CEPA);

(h)          Japan-Australia Economic Partnership Agreement (JAEPA);

(i)            Korea-Australia Free Trade Agreement (KAFTA);

(j)            Malaysia-Australia Free Trade Agreement (MAFTA);

(k)          Peru-Australia Free Trade Agreement (PAFTA);

(l)            Protocol on Trade in Services to the Australia-New Zealand Closer Economic Relations Trade Agreement (ANZCERTA);

(m)        Singapore-Australia Free Trade Agreement (SAFTA);

(n)          Thailand-Australia Free Trade Agreement (TAFTA).