Arrival, presence and departure
This section of the website considers the offences in the Migration Act dealing with the arrival, presence and departure of people into and from Australia.
It is important to remember offences can be committed not only by entering Australia in an unapproved manner but also by remaining or leaving in an unauthorised manner. Some of these offences relate to the individual or the master of the vessel that brought the person or removes them and could relate to others who may be aware of or participate in the process.
At the extreme end of the spectrum are the offences dealing with people smuggling which can carry up to 20 years imprisonment for the aggravated case.
Other offences considered he may relate to unauthorised work, for instance, in breach of a limitation of hours.
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