Deregulation Bill stalls in Senate

We previously announced that the Migration Amendment (Regulation of Migration Agents) Bill 2018 was scheduled to be debated in the Senate on 18 September 2018. However, it was has not been debated at all during this Parliamentary sitting week. The next sitting date for both houses of Parliament will be 15 October 2018.

One has to wonder: will even the newly proposed commencement date of 30 June 2018 for the Bill be feasible? It seems that this topic is not a priority for parliamentarians.

Disclaimer: the above is a mere tentative analysis of only some parts of a Bill. The above might not reflect how the Department, AAT or the courts interpret the topics discussed in this article. The law or policies might have changed between the writing and reading of this article. The author of this article and Migration Law Updates disclaim any liability for any action (or omission) on their part based on any information provided (or not provided) in this article and are under no obligation to keep the general public nor practitioners informed about the matters discussed in this article or any other matters, or any future changes to any of those matters. It is the responsibility of each practitioner to obtain access to primary sources of law and policy by themselves and to carry out their own research and come to their own conclusions on legislation, case law, policies and more. This article is not intended for the general public.

Sergio Zanotti Stagliorio is a Registered Migration Agent (MARN 1461003). He is the owner of Target Migration in Sydney. He can be reached at

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