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DEPT OF HOME AFFAIRS: Migration (Daily Maintenance Amount for Persons in Detention) Determination Instrument (LIN 20/037) 2020

The instrument repeals Migration (LIN 18/022: Determination of Daily Maintenance Amounts for Persons in Detention) Instrument 2018 (LIN 18/022) (F2018L01196) made under subsection 262(2) of the Act in accordance with subsection 33(3) of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901 (the AIA). Subsection 33(3) of the AIA states that where an Act confers a power to make, grant or issue any instrument of a legislative or administrative character, the power shall be construed as including a power exercisable in the like manner and subject to the like conditions (if any) to repeal, rescind, revoke, amend, or vary any such instrument.

The instrument operates to determine the daily amount applicable to a person for the cost of keeping and maintaining the person in immigration detention at a specified place for a specified period. Subsection 262(3) of the Act requires the amount to be no more than the cost to the Commonwealth of detaining a person at that place for that period.

The purpose of the instrument is to update the information contained in the previous instrument LIN 18/022, with the daily maintenance amount being specified as $456.23 for the period from the commencement date of the instrument to 30 June 2022 inclusive. The decrease in the daily maintenance amount is $32.88.

Source: LIN20037.pdf and LIN20037-Explanatory-Statement.pdf

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