Migration (Validation of Port Appointment) Bill 2018
The submission to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee in relation to its inquiry into the provisions of the Migration (Validation of Port Appointment) Bill 2018 was prepared by the Law Council of Australia.
The Bill was introduced to the House of Representatives on 18 June 2018, and has the purpose of retrospectively confirming the validity of an Instrument appointing a proclaimed port in the Territory of Ashmore and Cartier Islands, by:
- clarifying the geographical coordinates of the area of waters within the Territory of Ashmore and Cartier Islands specified in the appointment;
- ensuring that there was a properly proclaimed port at Ashmore and Cartier Islands at all relevant times; and
- ensuring the validity of things done under the Migration Act 1958 (Cth) (Migration Act)
You can read the full submission below.