The Ministry of Customs, Community Safety and Multicultural Affairs has decided to establish an advisory group for a Migration Advice Industry, to provide expert advice to the Commonwealth Government on matters relating to migration, including potential reforms to the legislative framework which govern the migration industry.
As part of providing expert advice to the Australian Government, the group may be required to:
- support the review of various Instruments related to Migration Agents undertaken by the Department of Home Affairs, including the Migration Act 1958, the Migration Agents Regulations 1998 (the Regulations) and related instruments
- provide expert advice to develop a world class migration advice industry in Australia including suggesting improvements to the current qualification standards, professional standards and addressing misconduct and unlawful activity
- assist in defining the strategy for engagement with the industry
- provide fair and frank advice on matters related to the efficient functioning and growth of the migration industry
The group is to comprise 18 formal members from varied backgrounds including include migration agents (legal and non-legal), academics, community and the government sectors. The Government is seeking nominations for membership from experts with demonstrated practical experience in the migration advice industry. If you are interested in sending your nomination, submit the Nomination form here.
The deadline to file the nominations is 5pm Friday, 4 September 2020.
To read the full announcement, click here.