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MIGRATION ACT 1958 - SECT 140H

Sponsorship obligations--general

Requirement to satisfy sponsorship obligations

             (1)  A person who is or was an approved sponsor must satisfy the sponsorship obligations prescribed by the regulations.

Work agreements and sponsorship obligations

             (2)  However, if:

                     (a)  a person (other than a Minister) is or was a party to a work agreement; and

                     (b)  a sponsorship obligation, that would otherwise be imposed on the person by the regulations, is varied by a term of the agreement;

then, the person must satisfy the sponsorship obligation as so varied.

             (3)  If:

                     (a)  a person (other than a Minister) is or was a party to a work agreement; and

                     (b)  an obligation, identified in the agreement as a sponsorship obligation, is imposed on the person by a term of the agreement;

then, the person must also satisfy the sponsorship obligation imposed by the term of the agreement.

Sponsorship obligation regulations

             (4)  The regulations may require a person to satisfy sponsorship obligations in respect of each visa holder sponsored by the person or generally.

             (5)  Sponsorship obligations must be satisfied in the manner (if any) and within the period (if any) prescribed by the regulations.

             (6)  Different kinds of sponsorship obligations may be prescribed for:

                     (a)  different kinds of visa (however described); and

                     (b)  different classes in relation to which a person may be, or may have been, approved as a work sponsor or family sponsor.

             (7)  The regulations cannot prescribe, as a sponsorship obligation, an obligation to pay the Commonwealth an amount relating to the cost of a person's immigration detention.



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