Migration Amendment (Protection and Other Measures) Regulation 2015

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Migration Amendment (Protection and Other Measures) Regulation 2015
 
Select Legislative Instrument No. 47, 2015
I, General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Ret’d), Governor‑General of the Commonwealth of Australia, acting with the advice of the Federal Executive Council, make the following regulation.
Dated 16 April 2015
Peter Cosgrove
Governor‑General
By His Excellency’s Command
Peter Dutton
Minister for Immigration and Border Protection
 
  
  
Contents
1............ Name................................................................................................... 1
2............ Commencement................................................................................... 1
3............ Authority............................................................................................. 2
4............ Schedules............................................................................................ 2
Schedule 1—Amendments relating to bogus documents and protection visas     4
Migration Regulations 1994                                                                                     4
Schedule 2—Amendments relating to visa application bars                        5
Migration Regulations 1994                                                                                     5
Schedule 3—Amendments relating to oral statements                                    6
Migration Regulations 1994                                                                                     6
Schedule 4—Amendments relating to safe haven enterprise visas          7
Part 1—Safe haven enterprise visas: pathways to other visas                  7
Migration Regulations 1994                                                                                     7
Part 2—Safe haven enterprise visas: visa application bars                         9
Migration Regulations 1994                                                                                     9
Schedule 5—Application provisions                                                                         10
Migration Regulations 1994                                                                                   10
 
1  Name
                   This is the Migration Amendment (Protection and Other Measures) Regulation 2015.
2  Commencement
                   Each provision of this instrument specified in column 1 of the table commences, or is taken to have commenced, in accordance with column 2 of the table. Any other statement in column 2 has effect according to its terms.
 
Commencement information

Column 1
Column 2

Provisions
Commencement

1.  Sections 1 to 4 and anything in this instrument not elsewhere covered by this table
The day after this instrument is registered.

2.  Schedule 1
The later of:
(a) the start of the day after this instrument is registered; and
(b) the commencement of Part 2 of Schedule 1 to the Migration Amendment (Protection and Other Measures) Act 2015.
However, the provisions do not commence at all if the event mentioned in paragraph (b) does not occur.

3.  Schedule 2
The later of:
(a) the start of the day after this instrument is registered; and
(b) the commencement of Schedule 3 to the Migration Amendment (Protection and Other Measures) Act 2015.
However, the provisions do not commence at all if the event mentioned in paragraph (b) does not occur.

4.  Schedule 3
The later of:
(a) the start of the day after this instrument is registered; and
(b) the commencement of Schedule 4 to the Migration Amendment (Protection and Other Measures) Act 2015.
However, the provisions do not commence at all if the event mentioned in paragraph (b) does not occur.

5.  Schedule 4, Part 1
The later of:
(a) the start of the day after this instrument is registered; and
(b) immediately after the commencement of Division 2A of Part 1 of Schedule 2 to the Migration and Maritime Powers Legislation Amendment (Resolving the Asylum Legacy Caseload) Act 2014.

6.  Schedule 4, Part 2
The later of:
(a) the start of the day after this instrument is registered; and
(b) immediately after the commencement of the provisions covered by table item 3.
However, the provisions do not commence at all if the event mentioned in paragraph (b) does not occur.

7.  Schedule 5
The later of:
(a) the start of the day after this instrument is registered; and
(b) the commencement of Part 2 of Schedule 1 to the Migration Amendment (Protection and Other Measures) Act 2015.
However, the provisions do not commence at all if the event mentioned in paragraph (b) does not occur.

 
3  Authority
                   This instrument is made under the Migration Act 1958.
4  Schedules
                   Each instrument that is specified in a Schedule to this instrument is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this instrument has effect according to its terms.
Schedule 1—Amendments relating to bogus documents and protection visas
  
Migration Regulations 1994
1  Regulation 1.03 (definition of bogus document)
Repeal the definition.
2  At the end of regulation 4.33
Add:
             (5)  For paragraph 415(2)(c) of the Act and paragraph 43(1A)(c) of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal Act 1975 (as substituted in relation to an RRT‑reviewable decision by section 452 of the Act), it is a permissible direction that the grant of the visa is not prevented by section 91W, 91WA or 91WB of the Act.
3  Subclause 4020(5) of Schedule 4 (note)
Repeal the note, substitute:
Note:          For the definition of bogus document, see subsection 5(1) of the Act.
Schedule 2—Amendments relating to visa application bars
  
Migration Regulations 1994
1  After regulation 2.11
Insert:
2.11A  Visa applications by unauthorised maritime arrivals
                   For subparagraph 46A(1)(b)(ii) of the Act, the following kinds of visas are prescribed:
                     (a)  Temporary Safe Haven (Class UJ) visas;
                     (b)  Temporary (Humanitarian Concern) (Class UO) visas;
                     (c)  Subclass 785 visas granted before 2 December 2013.
Note:          Section 46A of the Act prevents the making of a valid visa application by an unauthorised maritime arrival who is an unlawful non‑citizen or holds a bridging visa or a temporary protection visa, or a temporary visa of a prescribed kind.
2.11B  Visa applications by transitory persons
                   For subparagraph 46B(1)(b)(ii) of the Act, the following kinds of visas are prescribed:
                     (a)  Temporary Safe Haven (Class UJ) visas;
                     (b)  Temporary (Humanitarian Concern) (Class UO) visas;
                     (c)  Subclass 785 visas granted before 2 December 2013.
Note:          Section 46B of the Act prevents the making of a valid visa application by a transitory person who is an unlawful non‑citizen or holds a bridging visa or a temporary protection visa, or a temporary visa of a prescribed kind.
Schedule 3—Amendments relating to oral statements
  
Migration Regulations 1994
1  At the end of Division 4.1 of Part 4
Add:
4.27B  Prescribed period for requesting written statement
                   For subsection 368D(4) of the Act, the prescribed period for requesting a written statement in relation to an oral statement made by the Tribunal under paragraph 368D(2)(a) of the Act starts when the Tribunal makes the oral statement and ends at the end of 14 days after the day on which the Tribunal makes the oral statement.
2  After regulation 4.35D
Insert:
4.35F  Prescribed period for requesting written statement
                   For subsection 430D(4) of the Act, the prescribed period for requesting a written statement in relation to an oral statement made by the Tribunal under paragraph 430D(2)(a) of the Act starts when the Tribunal makes the oral statement and ends at the end of 14 days after the day on which the Tribunal makes the oral statement.
Schedule 4—Amendments relating to safe haven enterprise visas
Part 1—Safe haven enterprise visas: pathways to other visas
Migration Regulations 1994
1  Subregulation 2.06AAB(1) (table item 10)
Repeal the item.
2  Subregulation 2.06AAB(2)
Repeal the subregulation, substitute:
             (2)  For the purposes of paragraph 46A(1A)(c) of the Act, an applicant for a visa of a class mentioned in subregulation (1), who currently holds, or has ever held, a safe haven enterprise visa must:
                     (a)  for a period or periods totalling 42 months (which need not be continuous), as the holder of one or more safe haven enterprise visas, satisfy one of the following requirements:
                              (i)  the applicant does not receive any social security benefits determined under subregulation (3), and is engaged in employment, as determined under that subregulation, in a regional area specified under subclause 1404(4) of Schedule 1;
                             (ii)  the applicant is enrolled in full‑time study at an educational institution, as determined under subregulation (3), in a regional area specified under subclause 1404(4) of Schedule 1;
                            (iii)  the applicant satisfies a combination of the requirements in subparagraph (i) and subparagraph (ii), at different times; or
                     (b)  be the member of the same family unit of, and have made a combined application with, a non‑citizen who:
                              (i)  is an applicant for the same class of visa; and
                             (ii)  meets the requirements of paragraphs 46A(1A)(a) and (b) of the Act; and
                            (iii)  meets the requirements of paragraph (a) of this subregulation.
3  Subregulation 2.06AAB(3)
Omit “paragraphs (2)(a) and (b)”, substitute “subparagraphs (2)(a)(i) and (ii)”.
Part 2—Safe haven enterprise visas: visa application bars
Migration Regulations 1994
4  At the end of regulation 2.11A
Add:
                   ; (d)  Safe Haven Enterprise (Class XE) visas.
5  At the end of regulation 2.11B
Add:
                   ; (d)  Safe Haven Enterprise (Class XE) visas.
Schedule 5—Application provisions
  
Migration Regulations 1994
1  Schedule 13
Insert in its appropriate numerical position:
Part 42—Amendments made by the Migration Amendment (Protection and Other Measures) Regulation 2015
  
4201  Operation of Schedule 1
                   The amendment of these Regulations made by item 2 of Schedule 1 to the Migration Amendment (Protection and Other Measures) Regulation 2015 applies in relation to the following applications for protection visas:
                     (a)  an application made, but not finally determined, before the commencement of that item;
                     (b)  an application made on or after the commencement of that item.
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