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MIGRATION ACT 1958 - SECT 121

Invitation to give comments etc.

             (1)  An invitation under paragraph 119(1)(b) or 120(2)(c) is to specify whether the response to the invitation may be given:

                     (a)  in writing; or

                     (b)  at an interview between the holder and an officer; or

                     (c)  by telephone.

             (2)  Subject to subsection (4), if the invitation is to respond otherwise than at an interview, the response is to be given within a period specified in the invitation, being a prescribed period or, if no period is prescribed, a reasonable period.

             (3)  Subject to subsection (5), if the invitation is to respond at an interview, the interview is to take place:

                     (a)  at a place specified in the invitation, being a prescribed place or, if no place is prescribed, a reasonable place; and

                     (b)  at a time specified in the invitation, being a time within a prescribed period or, if no period is prescribed, within a reasonable period.

             (4)  If a person is to respond to an invitation within a prescribed period, that period may be extended by the Minister for a prescribed further period, and then the response is to be given in the extended period.

             (5)  If a person is to respond to an invitation at an interview at a time within a prescribed period, that time may be changed by the Minister to:

                     (a)  a later time within that period; or

                     (b)  a time within that period as extended by the Minister for a prescribed further period;

and then the response is to be given at an interview at the new time.

             (6)  This section is subject to sections 125 and 126.



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