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Christopher Levingston

Christopher Levingston

Accredited Specialist Immigration Lawyer
Convenor of Migration Alliance Inc

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The now failed proposal to permit the extradition of PRC nationals and others to the PRC is a step in the right direction.

The PRC is a totalitarian state who is in a relationship with a democracy ( Australia) that enjoys the rule of law.

This is in contrast to the position of the citizens of the PRC who do not enjoy the fundamental rights and protections available to Australian citizens.

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The announcement on the weekend that the Liberals in WA were going to direct their preferences to One Nation as opposed to their "natural" allies the Nationals, is but one hick up ( pardon the pun) on the road to oblivion apparently being raced down by the Federal Liberal Party. It reminds me of the Talking Heads song "Road to NoWhere".

This is hot on the heels of the defection of Corey Bernardi and his foreshadowed new "Conservative Party"

Reading the Sydney Morning Herald this morning at page 4 , Senator Bernardi distanced himself from the comments of Ross Cameron and Larry Pickering at a "Q Society" fund raiser.

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Attached please find a communication from DIBP concerning their unwillingness to supply speakers for the Migration Alliance national conference.

It is nice to know that DIBP has such a personal perspective on their relationship with MA and the RMA community.

I have sent a reply.

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I was thinking about what I actually give a f**k about and in that mild digression I realised that there are many things I don't give a f**k about.

What I don't give a f**k about are the proposed changes to the SOL and the 457 visa. I also don't give a f**k about cases being refused by DIBP, I don't give a f**k about cases being refused by the AAT. I also don't give a f**k about the whole Migration Act and regulations being fundamentally unfair.

I think deciding not to give a f**k about these things and a billion other things I have no control over is liberating and when I really think about if the SOL and the 457 visa is changed, DIBP refuses cases and the AAT affirms decisions and that the Migration Act and the Regs are unfair then that means more work for me. Now that is something I do give a f**k about!

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Well here we are in the last sitting session of  the Federal Parliament and the Hon. Peter Dutton has been in the news commenting on the legacy of the former PM, Malcom Fraser.

This now begs the question as to what the legacy of Mr Dutton will be.

There are 3 cases which give rise to concern.

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