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,…

The Migration Agents Registration Application Charge Amendment (Rates of Charge) Act 2020

The Migration Agents Registration Application Charge Amendment (Rates of Charge) Bill 2019 received the Royal Assent on 22 June 2020 and is now the Migration Agents Registration Application Charge Amendment (Rates of Charge) Act  2020 [“theRegistration Act”]. The Registration Act amends the Migration Agents Registration Application Charge Act 1997 (Cth) for payment of adjusted charge…