Immigration Amendment Regulations (No 3) 2003

  • revoked
  • Immigration Amendment Regulations (No 3) 2003: revoked, at 2 am on 29 November 2010, pursuant to section 405(b) of the Immigration Act 2009 (2009 No 51).

Reprint
as at 29 November 2010

Immigration Amendment Regulations (No 3) 2003

(SR 2003/211)

  • Immigration Amendment Regulations (No 3) 2003: revoked, at 2 am on 29 November 2010, pursuant to section 405(b) of the Immigration Act 2009 (2009 No 51).


Note

Changes authorised by section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989 have been made in this eprint.

A general outline of these changes is set out in the notes at the end of this eprint, together with other explanatory material about this eprint.

These regulations are administered in the Department of Labour.


Pursuant to section 150 of the Immigration Act 1987, Her Excellency the Governor-General, acting on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council, makes the following regulations.

1 Title
  • (1) These regulations are the Immigration Amendment Regulations (No 3) 2003.

    (2) In these regulations, the Immigration Regulations 19991 are called the principal regulations.

2 Commencement
  • These regulations come into force on 29 September 2003.

3 Applications involving family members
  • (1) Regulation 20 of the principal regulations is amended—

    • (a) by omitting from subclause (2) the words spouse or de facto

    • (b) by omitting from subclause (2) the words spouse or partner, and substituting the word partner:

    • (c) by omitting from subclause (3) the words spouse or de facto:

    • (d) by omitting from subclause (4)(a) the words spouse or de facto.

    (2) Regulation 20(4) of the principal regulations is amended by revoking paragraph (b), and substituting the following paragraph:

    • (b) partner, in relation to an applicant, means—

      • (i) a person who is legally married to the applicant; or

      • (ii) a person who is in an interdependent partnership akin to a marriage (whether same sex or heterosexual) with the applicant.

Marie Shroff,

Clerk of the Executive Council.


Explanatory note

This note is not part of the regulations, but is intended to indicate their general effect.

These regulations, which come into force on 29 September 2003, amend regulation 20 of the Immigration Regulations 1999 in relation to joint applications for permits or visas by family members. The amendments eliminate the existing distinction between spouses and de facto partners by removing the requirement for de facto partners to have been living together for at least 2 years immediately before the application for the visa or permit is made.


Issued under the authority of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989.

Date of notification in Gazette: 28 August 2003.


Contents

  • 1General

  • 2About this eprint

  • 3List of amendments incorporated in this eprint (most recent first)


Notes
1 General
  • This is an eprint of the Immigration Amendment Regulations (No 3) 2003. The eprint incorporates all the amendments to the regulations as at 29 November 2010. The list of amendments at the end of these notes specifies all the amendments incorporated into this eprint since 3 September 2007.

    Relevant provisions of any amending enactments that contain transitional, savings, or application provisions that cannot be compiled in the eprint are also included, after the principal enactment, in chronological order.

2 About this eprint
3 List of amendments incorporated in this eprint (most recent first)

  • 1 SR 1999/284