Modification of compilation of Migration Act 1958

Migration Act 1954, as amended by Migration Amendment (Regulation of Migration Agents) Act 2020, assented to 22 June 2020, to remove unrestricted legal practitioners from the regulatory scheme that governs Registered Migration Agents (RMAs), was compiled and registered on the Federal Register of Legislation on 27 October 2020. The amendment contains provisions regarding the Australian…

Migration (Approved Activities) Instrument (LIN 20/053) 2020

Migration (Approved Activities) Instrument (LIN 20/053) 2020 dated 25 September 2020 [“the Instrument”] specifies approved activities when voluntarily engaged in by detainees in Immigration Detention. The approved activities include activities for personal purposes such as gardening, cleaning, or painting; cooking and food preparation; community activities; educational classes and activities; computer activities; arts or crafts; excursions;…

Compilation of Migration Act 1958

Migration Act 1958 (Cth) has been compiled to incorporate the text of the law as amended and in force on 11 August 2020, taking into account amendments up to Migration Amendment (Regulation of Migration Agents) Act 2020 (Cth). Migration Amendment (Regulation of Migration Agents) Act 2020 (Cth) amended the Migration Act 1958 (Cth) and contains…

Migration Agents Amendment (Regulation of Migration Agents) Regulations 2020

Migration Agents Amendment (Regulation of Migration Agents) Regulations 2020 dated 06 August 2020 [“the Instrument”] amends the Migration Agents Regulations 1998 to reflect the changes made by the Migration Amendment (Regulation of Migration Agents) Act 2020 (Cth). Migration Amendment (Regulation of Migration Agents) Act 2020 (Cth) amends the Migration Act 1958 (Cth) and contains provisions…

Migration Amendment (Regulation of Migration Agents) (Schedules 3, 4 and 6) Commencement Proclamation 2020

Migration Amendment (Regulation of Migration Agents) (Schedules 3, 4 and 6) Commencement Proclamation 2020 dated 06 August 2020 [“the Instrument”] fixes 11 August 2020 as the day on which Schedules 3, 4 and 6 to the Migration Amendment (Regulation of Migration Agents) Act 2020 commences. Schedules 3, 4 and 6 to the Migration Amendment (Regulation…

Australian Citizenship Regulation 2016 complied

The Australian Citizenship Regulation 2016 made under the Australian Citizenship Act 2007 (Cth) was amended to incorporate the Home Affairs Legislation Amendment (Credit Card and PayPal Surcharge) Regulations 2020 dated 11 June 2020 and the Home Affairs Legislation Amendment (2020 Measures No. 1) Regulations 2020 dated 19 March 2020. Accordingly, a compilation of the Australian…

Deregulation of Australian legal practitioners

It is after a long struggle in the migration industry that an amendment to remove Australian legal practitioners from the regulatory system of the Office of the Migration Agents Registration Authority (OMARA) has been made. The Migration Amendment (Regulation of Migration Agents) Bill 2019 [“the Bill”] proposed to amend the Migration Act 1958 (Cth), interalia,…