Family Violence Bill passes both houses

The Bill commences on a day to be fixed by proclamation, not later than 6 months after it receives Royal Assent

The Migration Amendment (Family Violence and Other Measures) Bill has passed both the Senate and the House of Representatives on 28 November 2018. We wrote articles about this Bill earlier today and on 14 September 2018. The Bill will commence on the following date: ‘A single day to be fixed by Proclamation. However, if the provisions do not commence within the period of 6 months beginning on the day this Act receives the Royal Assent, they commence on the day after the end of that period’. The Bill has not received the Royal Assent yet.


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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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