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MIGRATION ACT 1958 - SECT 506

Regulations about passenger cards

             (1)  Regulations under paragraph 504(1)(c) may provide for the giving of different information about different classes of people.

             (2)  The regulations are to provide for the giving of information, in the form of answers to questions on a form, to be known as a passenger card, by non-citizens travelling to Australia, other than non-citizens exempted by the regulations.

             (3)  The questions for a non-citizen required by subsection (2) may include, but are not limited to, questions about any or all of the following:

                     (a)  the non-citizen's health;

                     (b)  any criminal convictions in Australia or a foreign country of the non-citizen;

                     (c)  the purpose of the new arrival's going to Australia;

                     (d)  any unpaid debts to the Commonwealth of the non-citizen;

                     (e)  any removal or deportation from, or refusal of admission into, Australia or a foreign country of the non-citizen.



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