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  • Bills — Home Affairs Legislation Amendment (Miscellaneous Measures) Bill 2018; Consideration of Senate Message
  • Home Affairs Legislation Amendment (Miscellaneous Measures) Bill 2018 - Consideration of Senate Message - Consider amendments now


  • <p class="speaker">Tony Smith</p>
  • <p>The question is that the motion, as amended, be agreed to.</p>
  • The majority voted in favour of a [motion]( *that the motion, as amended, be agreed to*, which means the motion succeeded.
  • ### Motion text
  • > *That:*
  • > *(1) the House notes the statement of the Speaker in relation to the constitutional questions raised by message transmitted by the Senate in relation to the Home Affairs Legislation Amendment (Miscellaneous Measures) Bill 2018;*
  • > *(2) the House, having regard to the fact that the public interest demands the early enactment of the legislation, refrains from the determination of its constitutional rights in respect of the Senate message; and*
  • > *(3) the [amendments](;query=Id:legislation/billhome/display.w3p;query=Id%3A%22legislation%2Fsched%2Fr6069_sched_9d2d6cb4-dc4d-48cc-a77f-d43aca912365%22;rec=0) be considered immediately.*
  • ### What does the bill do?
  • According to the [bills digest](, the bill was introduced to make various amendments to migration, customs and passenger movement laws, including:
  • * *clarifying that where the removal of a non-citizen from the migration zone to another country is unsuccessful, a visa is not required to bring the person back to Australia and they remain subject to statutory bars on subsequent visa applications, where applicable;*
  • * *providing that the Minister may make documents available to a person by way of an online account;*
  • * *providing that the Commonwealth may appropriate money from the Consolidated Revenue Fund to pay refunds, rebates or drawbacks of customs duty in circumstances where those payments have no other statutory basis; and*
  • * *amending the Passenger Movement Charge Collection Act 1978 to specify that regulations may make provision for the charging and recovery of fees in relation to the Passenger Movement Charge.*