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MIGRATION ACT 1958 - SECT 486L

What is the detention reporting start time for a person?

                   For the purposes of this Part, the detention reporting start time for a person is whichever of the following times (if any) applies to the person:

                     (a)  if the person is in immigration detention on the commencement of this Part and has been in immigration detention before then for a period of at least 2 years, or for periods that total at least 2 years--the time when this Part commences; or

                     (b)  otherwise--the time after the commencement of this Part when the person has been in immigration detention for a period of 2 years, or for periods that total at least 2 years (some of which detention may have occurred before the commencement of this Part).



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