Migration Amendment (Tabling Notice of Certain Character Decisions) Act 2021 [“the Act”] amends the Migration Act 1958 to include provisions in relation to making certain character decisions by the Minister where the Minister must cause notice of the making of the decision to be laid before each House of the Parliament.
The Act inserts new provisions to subsection 501(4), namely subsection (4A) which requires the Minister to lay down before each House of Parliament notice of the making of certain character decisions in relation to a person under subsection 501(3) within 15 sitting days of that House after the day the decision was made; subsection (4B) which outlines the provisions where subsection (4A) is not applicable. Subsection 501(3) decisions are the decisions for visa refusal or visa cancellation on character grounds that the Minister makes personally in the national interest, without notice to the visa applicant or visa holder.
The Act received the Royal Assent on 24 May 2021 and was registered on the Federal Register of Legislation on 26 May 2021. The provisions of the Act commenced from 25 May 2021 and are currently in force.
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