Supplmentary Explanatory Memorandum relating to sheet LX140(Circulated by authority of the Minister for Immigration, Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs, the Hon. David Coleman MP)
These government amendments to the Home Affairs Legislation Amendment (Miscellaneous Measures) Bill 2018 (the Bill) amend the amendments moved by Senator Storer, and Senator McKim on behalf of the Australian Greens.
Specifically, the government amendments provide that an officer must not bring a person to Australia from a regional processing country if the officer knows, or reasonably suspects that the person does not pass the character test as defined in section 501(6) of the Migration Act 1958.
Financial Impact Statement
These amendments will have a no financial impact.