Commonwealth of Australia
Migration Regulations 1994
CODE OF BEHAVIOUR FOR PUBLIC INTEREST CRITERION 4022
(Schedule 4, Part 4, Clause 4.1)
I, SCOTT MORRISON, Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, acting under clause 4.1 of Schedule 4 to the Migration Regulations 1994 (‘the Regulations’), approve the code of behaviour specified in the Schedule to this instrument for the purpose of applicants seeking to satisfy the criteria for the grant of a Subclass 050 Bridging (General) visa.
This Instrument, IMMI 13/155 commences on 14 December 2013, immediately after the commencement of Migration Amendment (Bridging Visas – Code of Behaviour) Regulation 2013.
Minister for Immigration and Border Protection
Code of Behaviour
This Code of Behaviour contains a list of expectations about how you will behave at all times while in Australia. It does not contain all your rights and duties under Australian law. If you are found to have breached the Code of Behaviour, you could have your income support reduced, or your visa may be cancelled. If your visa is cancelled, you will be returned to immigration detention and may be transferred to an offshore processing centre.
While you are living in the Australian community:
You must not disobey any Australian laws including Australian road laws; you must cooperate with all lawful instructions given to you by police and other government officials;
You must not make sexual contact with another person without that person’s consent, regardless of their age; you must never make sexual contact with someone under the age of consent;
You must not take part in, or get involved in any kind of criminal behaviour in Australia, including violence against any person, including your family or government officials; deliberately damage property; give false identity documents or lie to a government official;
You must not harass, intimidate or bully any other person or group of people or engage in any anti-social or disruptive activities that are inconsiderate, disrespectful or threaten the peaceful enjoyment of other members of the community;
You must not refuse to comply with any health undertaking provided by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection or direction issued by the Chief Medical Officer (Immigration) to undertake treatment for a health condition for public health purposes;
You must co-operate with all reasonable requests from the department or its agents in regard to the resolution of your status, including requests to attend interviews or to provide or obtain identity and/or travel documents.
I, __________[name to be written]_______ ______________________________________ agree to abide by this Code of Behaviour while I am living in Australia on a Bridging E visa. I understand that if I do not abide by the Code of Behaviour my income support may be reduced or ceased, or my visa may be cancelled and I will be returned to immigration detention.