Category Archives: Blogs

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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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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Partner Visa case Won in Federal Court

Tribunal’s failure to consider substantial evidence in the assessment of the “four pillars” In the recent decision of Nguyen v Minister for Home Affairs, the Federal Court has confirmed that the Tribunal must give proper, genuine and realistic consideration to the factors set out in regulation 1.15A (3) and 1.09(A) of Migration Regulations 1994 where…
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407 Training Plans and why you need specialist assistance

407 visa applications are among the most difficult visa applications at the moment, with refusal rates higher than any other visa subclass. The most common reasons for refusal are based on poorly written and structured training plans. At the Migration Centre of Australia, we specialise in creating tailor-made training plans to fit individual client training…
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Job shortages being faced by Australian Small Business

Small Businesses account for 97% of all Australian enterprises. To put things into perspective, Victoria experienced a 4.8% increase in its small business sector for the year of 2018 which is the highest on record. This imminent growth however, comes with its challenges. One of those challenges includes stress on recruitment. Almost half (48%) of…
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Appealing Visa Refusals

It is never pleasant for visa applicants to receive a refusal notification from the Department, especially for onshore applicants who might be faced with having to leave Australia and return to their home country. Your Options If Refused When your visa application is refused, you may have a range of options which can include: Submitting…
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Understanding ANZSCO Skill Level Qualifications

The ANZSCO (Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations) is structured in five hierarchical levels i.e. major group, sub-major group, minor group, unit group and occupation. The most detailed level of the classification is called occupation which is denoted by 6 digits, e.g. 142111 Retail Manager. A set of occupations are aggregated together to form a unit…
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Everything you need to know about the 407 Training Visa

Purpose The 407 Training Visa is a visa introduced to promote international goodwill by allowing Australian businesses to sponsor people to travel to and stay in Australia for workplace occupational training. There are three types of occupational training covered under this subclass: Workplace-based training required for registration Structured workplace-based training to enhance skills in an…
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