What do these amendments do?
These amendments would limit detention in regional centres (such as the centres in Nauru and on Manus Island) to three months.
Greens amendment (4):
(4) Schedule 1, page 3 (after line 19), after subsection 198AHA(2), insert:
(2A) Despite subsection (2), the Commonwealth must not:
(a) take, or cause to be taken, any action; or
(b) make any payment, or cause any payment to be made; or
(c) do anything else that is incidental or conducive to the taking of such action or the making of such a payment;
to the extent that the action, payment or anything else will result in, or enable, the restraint over the liberty of an individual for longer than 3 months.
Greens amendment (6):
(6) Schedule 1, page 4 (after line 5), at the end of the Schedule, add (after proposed item 3):
4 Application—detention beyond 3 months
Subsection 198AHA(2) of the Migration Act 1958, as amended by this Act, applies in relation to an action, payment or anything else that is done by the Commonwealth on or after the day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent.