The Immigration Amendment Bill: Mandatory Detention for Boat People: Do We Need It?

The Immigration Amendment Bill 2012 was introduced to Parliament in April with the stated purpose of deterring people smuggling. The Bill provides for the mandatory detention of a “mass arrival” and imposes other restrictions on people arriving in New Zealand as part of a “mass arrival”. The Transport and Industrial Relations Select Committee has heard public submissions and is due to report back to Parliament on 10 September 2012.  This forum provides an opportunity to hear from some of those who made submissions on the Bill and to contribute to an informed discussion and debate on the proposed amendments. In addition Members of Parliament will be invited to give their comments on the Bill.

 

Date: Monday 20 August
Time: 11.00 am – 12.30 pm
Hosted by: Human Rights Commissionstacked nz diversity logo web The Immigration Amendment Bill: Mandatory Detention for Boat People: Do We Need It?

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