Budget 2020-2021

On 06 October 2020, Federal Budget 2020-2021 was delivered by the Morrison Government outlining Australia’s economic recovery plan with focus on protecting Australians, securing the borders, providing resources to recover from the impact of Covid-19 pandemic. As part of the plan, the Government announced measures regarding National Security, cyber security strategy, critical infrastructure and systems…

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…

Compilation of Migration Act 1958

Migration Act 1958 (Cth) has 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) Act 2020 (Cth). Migration Amendment (Regulation of Migration Agents) Act 2020 (Cth) amended the Migration Act 1958 (Cth) and contains…

Government resumes Citizenship appointments

Federal Government resumes citizenship testing and interviews in Perth, Sydney, Brisbane and Adelaide which were earlier suspended due to restrictions imposed in response to COVID-19 pandemic. With COVID-19 restrictions easing throughout Australia, the Councils are given a go-ahead to resume conducing the citizenship ceremonies in-person in accordance the public gathering limits put in place by…

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…