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Absorbed person visas

             (1)  There is a class of permanent visas to remain in, but not re-enter, Australia, to be known as absorbed person visas.

             (2)  A non-citizen in the migration zone who:

                     (a)  on 2 April 1984 was in Australia; and

                     (b)  before that date, had ceased to be an immigrant; and

                     (c)  on or after that date, has not left Australia, where left Australia has the meaning it had in this Act before 1 September 1994; and

                     (d)  immediately before 1 September 1994, was not a person to whom section 20 of this Act as in force then applied;

is taken to have been granted an absorbed person visa on 1 September 1994.

             (3)  Subdivisions AA, AB, AC (other than section 68) and AH do not apply in relation to absorbed person visas.

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