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AGAINST – Migration Amendment (Aggregate Sentences) Bill 2023 - Consideration in Detail - Exception

The majority voted in favour of disagreeing of a motion introduced by Goldstein MP Zoe Daniel (Independent), which means it failed.

Amendment text

(1) Page 7 (after line 33), at the end of the Bill, add:

Schedule 2 — Character test

Migration Act 1958

1 After subsection 501(7)


(7AA) Paragraphs (7)(c) and (d) do not apply if the person has been sentenced to a term of imprisonment of 2 years or less, and any of the following apply:

(a) the person is a person for whom a protection finding within the meaning of subsections 197C(4) to (7) has been made;

(b) the person is a person in respect of whom Australia has non-refoulement obligations;

(c) the person is stateless;

(d) the person has arrived in Australia and has been granted a visa on humanitarian grounds.


Date and time: 4:36 PM on 2023-02-13
Allegra Spender's vote: No
Total number of "aye" votes: 54
Total number of "no" votes: 13
Total number of abstentions: 84
Related bill: Migration Amendment (Aggregate Sentences) Bill 2023

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