Monthly Archives: July 2019

Carer Visa: Clarifying the “2 year” assistance

The recent case of Nguyen v Minister for Immigration establishes that when assessing the criteria set out under reg 1.15AA (1)(e) in conjunction with reg 1.15AA (1)(b)(iv) of Migration Regulations 1994  with respect to Carer (subclass 836) visa, the decision-maker needs to not only take into account the assistance required temporarily but also the ongoing…
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Is domestic violence sufficient in deportation?

What can be constituted as having a previous relationship has recently been cleared up by the Federal Court of Australia. According to the case of Larney v Minister for Home Affairs, the Tribunal erred in finding that the applicant had previously been in a de facto relationship and had provided information that was false or…
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Occupation Ceiling for Independent, Skilled Regional (provisional) visa

An 'occupation ceiling' might be applied to invitations issued under the independent, skilled regional (provisional) visas. This means there will be a limit on how many EOIs can be selected for skilled migration from an occupation group. This ensures that the skilled migration program is not dominated by a small number of occupations. Once this…
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Update of Regulation 5.19 – Grandfathered subclass 457/TSS visas

DOHA has updated Regulation 5.19 with instructions to address transitional arrangements for 457/TSS visa holders Further to various enquires to MIA and the Department and discussions as to whether TRT applications can be lodged on the last day of validity of grandfathered two year Subclass 457/TSS visas, the Department has updated the Regulation. The Procedural…
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Migration Agent Victoria Alert

Monday 29 July 2019, Victoria’s Skilled and Business Migration Program will be launching a new and improved application system for visa nomination. Any draft nomination application saved in the system, will be required to be submitted by 4.00pm on Wednesday 24 July or a new application needs to be commenced in the new system on Monday 29…
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MINISTERIAL INTERVENTION

The Department of Home Affairs has now introduced a new multipurpose online webform to contact various Ministers for intervention. Any ministerial intervention will now be required to be lodged by the new online webform available on the Department of Home Affairs website.  The form can be used to send enquiries to Ministers: Peter Dutton, David…
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Managing Australia’s future population

The Morrison Government’s Population Plan to effectively manage Australia’s future population came into effect on 01 July 2019. The Plan directly affects the Australian migration scheme, in particular applicants who are overseas students or temporary residents. What initiatives are included in this Plan?  The Population has four (4) main components, in the following: Easing the…
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Update from Immigration South Australia

Visa applications obtaining 80 points (including state nomination points) on the Department of Home Affairs points test, are able to access additional occupations (special conditions and Supplementary Skilled List). As of 26 July 2019, applications submitted under the High Points category are required to have 85 points. Immigration SA has received a high volume of…
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New program launched under StudyPerth’s Action Plan

Education and Training Minister for Western Australia today launched StudyPerth's 2019 International Student Ambassador Program. This initiative is a long-term State Government strategy to attract more international students to Perth, which will help improve Western Australia's economy, contribute to the community and create more jobs. The program intends to promote Perth as a first-choice study…
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Comply with visa condition 8550 on Temporary Sponsored Parent visa 870

Parents of migrants visiting Australia on the newly introduced parent visa could risk being deported if they fail to notify the Department any changes made to their personal and contact details, including "online profiles and usernames" at least two days before the change is to occur. The temporary parent visa was introduced in July this…
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