Administration and operation of the Migration Act 1958

Immigration Detention of persons Mandatory detention Australia
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This report begins by examining what is, in the committee’s view, a fundamental question in the administration of the Migration Act – the nature of the Minister’s responsibility for the actions and administrative ‘culture’ of their department. It then assess the migration process in roughly the order in which an applicant will encounter them: initial application, secondary review procedures, and the exercise of ministerial discretionary powers. The remaining chapters then deal with particular aspects of the process: the policy of mandatory detention in policy and practice; the outsourcing of the management of immigration detention centres; temporary protection visas and bridging visas; the administration of removal and deportation; and student visas.


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