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MIGRATION ACT 1958 - SECT 486N

Secretary's obligation to report to Commonwealth Ombudsman

             (1)  The Secretary must give the Commonwealth Ombudsman a report relating to the circumstances of the person's detention. The report must be given:

                     (a)  if the detention reporting time is the time when this Part commences--as soon as practicable, and in any event within 6 months, after that commencement; or

                     (b)  otherwise--within 21 days after the detention reporting time.

             (2)  Without limiting subsection (1), the report must include any matters specified in regulations made for the purposes of this subsection.

             (3)  The Secretary must give the report to the Commonwealth Ombudsman even if the person has, since the detention reporting time, ceased to be in immigration detention.



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