Migration Point-in-Time Service Updates

Thursday 13 September 2018 @ 3.06 p.m.

The Migration Point-in-Time Service has been updated to include the Migration and Other Legislation Amendment (Enhanced Integrity) Act 2018 (Cth) (Act 90 of 2018).

Act 90 of 2018

The Migration and Other Legislation Amendment (Enhanced Integrity) Act 2018 (the Act) amends the Migration Act 1958 (Migration Act), the Income Tax Assessment Act 1936 (the Income Tax Assessment Act) and the Taxation Administration Act 1953 (the Taxation Administration Act) to support the integrity of the temporary and permanent employer sponsored skilled visa programmes.

Specifically, the Act:

  • amends the Migration Act to authorise the public disclosure of sponsor sanction details;
  • amends the Migration Act to ensure that there is certainty around merit review rights for certain skilled visas, and that the legislation achieves the Government’s policy intention;
  • amends the Income Tax Assessment Act, the Taxation Administration Act and the Migration Act to enable the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (the Department) to collect, record, store and use tax file numbers for prescribed purposes in relation to prescribed visas; and
  • amends the Migration Act to address incorrect references to the Regulatory Powers (Standard Provisions) Act 2014 (the Regulatory Powers Act).

The amendments made by this Act have been updated in the Point-in-Time Migration Service current to 12 September 2018. (NB: Subscription required).

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