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This instrument amends the Migration Regulations 1994 to repeal visa conditions 8204A and 8204B immediately after they commence on 1 July 2022, and replace them with new visa condition 8208, as part of a legislative framework to screen for and manage risks to specified critical technologies in the postgraduate research sector.
Administered by: Home Affairs
Registered 29 Jun 2022
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR26-Jul-2022
Tabled Senate26-Jul-2022
To be repealed 26 Oct 2022
Repealed by Division 1 of Part 3 of Chapter 3 of the Legislation Act 2003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 (Postgraduate Research in Critical Technology—Student Visa Conditions) Regulations 2022

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 23 June 2022

David Hurley

Governor‑General

By His Excellency’s Command

Clare O’Neil

Minister for Home Affairs

 

 

 

  

  


Contents

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

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

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

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

Schedule 1—Amendments                                                                                                                          2

Part 1—Main amendments                                                                                                                   2

Migration Regulations 1994                                                                                                               2

Part 2—Other amendments                                                                                                                  3

Migration Regulations 1994                                                                                                               3

 


1  Name

                   This instrument is the Migration Amendment (Postgraduate Research in Critical Technology—Student Visa Conditions) Regulations 2022.

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

Immediately after the commencement of Part 1 of Schedule 1 to the Migration Amendment (Protecting Australia’s Critical Technology) Regulations 2022.

1 July 2022

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

Part 1Main amendments

Migration Regulations 1994

1  Paragraphs 500.611(1)(aa) and (ab) of Schedule 2

Repeal the paragraphs, substitute:

                    (aa)  in all cases, condition 8208;

2  Paragraph 500.612(1)(a) of Schedule 2

Omit “8204B”, substitute “8208”.

3  Clauses 8204A and 8204B of Schedule 8

Repeal the clauses.

4  After clause 8207 of Schedule 8

Insert:

8208     (1)  The holder must not undertake critical technology related study unless:

                     (a)  the Minister is satisfied that there is not an unreasonable risk of an unwanted transfer of critical technology by the holder; and

                     (b)  the Minister has approved in writing the holder undertaking that critical technology related study.

             (2)  Subclause (1) does not apply in relation to the intended course of study, or activities related to study in Australia, evidenced in the holder’s visa application.

             (3)  In this clause:

critical technology related study means:

                     (a)  a postgraduate research course within the meaning of clause 500.111 of Schedule 2 that relates to critical technology; or

                     (b)  a bridging course required as a prerequisite to a course mentioned in paragraph (a); or

                     (c)  a thesis or research topic that:

                              (i)  is for a postgraduate research course within the meaning of clause 500.111 of Schedule 2; and

                             (ii)  relates to critical technology.

Part 2Other amendments

Migration Regulations 1994

5  Paragraphs 4.02(4)(u) and (v)

Repeal the paragraphs, substitute:

                     (u)  a decision not to approve for the purposes of condition 8208 a visa holder undertaking critical technology related study (within the meaning of that condition).

6  Paragraph 4.02(5)(t)

Omit “or (v)”.

7  Part 108 of Schedule 13

Repeal the Part, substitute:

Part 108Amendments made by the Migration Amendment (Protecting Australia’s Critical Technology) Regulations 2022 and Migration Amendment (Postgraduate Research in Critical Technology—Student Visa Conditions) Regulations 2022

  

10801  Operation of amendments relating to Subclass 500 (Student) visas

                   The amendments made by Division 1 of Part 1 of Schedule 1 to the Migration Amendment (Protecting Australia’s Critical Technology) Regulations 2022 and Part 1 of Schedule 1 to the Migration Amendment (Postgraduate Research in Critical Technology—Student Visa Conditions) Regulations 2022 apply in relation to any application for a visa made on or after 1 July 2022.