Migration Legislation Amendment (Regional Processing Cohort) Bill 2016
The submission to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee in respect of its inquiry into the Migration Legislation Amendment (Regional Processing Cohort) Bill 2016 [Provisions] was prepared by the Law Council.
The primary effect of the Bill would be to invalidate any visa applications by adults who were taken to a regional processing country after 19 July 2013. It would prevent onshore and offshore visa applications by people who arrived by boat who are currently detained on Nauru or Manus Island, as well as people living in Australia who have been transferred from Nauru or Manus Island back to Australia, for medical or other reasons. The validity bar applies to any temporary or permanent visa applications from asylum seekers and refugees.
You can read the full submission below.