The Migration Amendment (Regulation of Migration Agents) Bill 2019 [“the Regulation Bill”] was first introduced in the House of Representatives along with Migration Agents Registration Application Charge Amendment (Rates of Charge) Bill 2019 [“the Registration Bill”] on 27 Nov 2019.
The Regulation Bill, popularly known as the ‘Deregulation Bill’, proposes amendment to the Migration Act 1958 (Cth), interalia, to remove unrestricted legal practitioners from the regulatory scheme that governs migration agents. Further, the Registration Bill proposes amendment to the Migration Agents Registration Application Charge Act 1997 (Cth) for payment of adjusted charge for providing non-commercial immigration assistance.
Both the Bills were first introduced in the Senate on 13 Feb 2020 and were to be laid on the table of the Senate for discussion in May 2020 but that hasn’t happened yet.
Track the progress of the Regulation Bill, click here.