Modification of compilation of Migration Act 1958

Migration Act 1954, as amended by Migration Amendment (Regulation of Migration Agents) Act 2020, assented to 22 June 2020, to remove unrestricted legal practitioners from the regulatory scheme that governs Registered Migration Agents (RMAs), was compiled and registered on the Federal Register of Legislation on 27 October 2020. The amendment contains provisions regarding the Australian…

Compilation of Migration Agents Regulations 1998

Migration Agents Regulations 1998 have been compiled to incorporate the text of the law as amended and in force on 11 August 2020, taking into account amendments up to Migration Amendment (Regulation of Migration Agents) Regulations 2020. Migration Amendment (Regulation of Migration Agents) Regulations 2020 amended the Migration Agents Regulations 1998 to amend provisions relating…

Migration Agents Amendment (Regulation of Migration Agents) Regulations 2020

Migration Agents Amendment (Regulation of Migration Agents) Regulations 2020 dated 06 August 2020 [“the Instrument”] amends the Migration Agents Regulations 1998 to reflect the changes made by the Migration Amendment (Regulation of Migration Agents) Act 2020 (Cth). Migration Amendment (Regulation of Migration Agents) Act 2020 (Cth) amends the Migration Act 1958 (Cth) and contains provisions…

Migration Amendment (Regulation of Migration Agents) (Schedules 3, 4 and 6) Commencement Proclamation 2020

Migration Amendment (Regulation of Migration Agents) (Schedules 3, 4 and 6) Commencement Proclamation 2020 dated 06 August 2020 [“the Instrument”] fixes 11 August 2020 as the day on which Schedules 3, 4 and 6 to the Migration Amendment (Regulation of Migration Agents) Act 2020 commences. Schedules 3, 4 and 6 to the Migration Amendment (Regulation…

Deregulation of Australian legal practitioners

It is after a long struggle in the migration industry that an amendment to remove Australian legal practitioners from the regulatory system of the Office of the Migration Agents Registration Authority (OMARA) has been made. The Migration Amendment (Regulation of Migration Agents) Bill 2019 [“the Bill”] proposed to amend the Migration Act 1958 (Cth), interalia,…