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FOR – Migration (Visa Pre-Application Process) Charge Bill 2023 - Report from Federation Chamber - Agree with bill

The majority voted in favour of a motion to agree with the bill after it was considered by the Federation Chamber. This means that they can now vote on whether to pass it in the House of Representatives.

What does this bill do?

According to the bills digest:

The purpose of the Migration (Visa Pre-application Process) Charge Bill 2023 (the Charge Bill) is to impose a charge on a person who registers in a visa pre-application process as set out in the provisions of the Amendment Bill. A separate Bill is required to impose the charge as there is a possibility the proposed charges may amount to a tax and section 55 of the Constitution requires that a law imposing taxation must not deal with any other matter.


Date and time: 11:42 AM on 2023-03-09
Allegra Spender's vote: Aye
Total number of "aye" votes: 86
Total number of "no" votes: 52
Total number of abstentions: 12
Related bill: Migration (Visa Pre-application Process) Charge Bill 2023

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