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The Migration Institute of Australia has, for reasons that are unclear, decided to postpone the EGM to 8 September 2017 at 4pm.

What this means is that there will need to be a new proxy form.  Please hold off on sending in the current proxy forms as these are likely to be invalid because of the sudden change of date.

We will be creating an amended proxy form and sending this to the profession.

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Robert Chelliah, a joint MIA-MA member, sent the following as an email to the migration advice profession today:
 
An overview on the New MIA Director Tenure Proposal
 

With the increasing number of migration agents, both based in Australia as well as off-shore, there is a disaster looming following the new resolution changes proposed by the Migration Institute of Australia (MIA). See: Notice of MIA EGM

 

One of the resolutions seeks to amend the constitutions, to extend the maximum terms of directorial from two periods of two years (a maximum of 4 years) to three periods of three years (a maximum of 9 years) with the base justification that “the profession” has become dynamic and complex, defying the maxim entrenched power corrupts absolutely.

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The announcement of an Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) scheduled for Monday 4 September at 4pm, is a unique opportunity for the joint members of the MIA and MA, who are qualified voters (current financial members of the MIA) to confer a proxy vote in accordance with clause 12.4 of the MIA constitution. 

Vote-NO-to-resolution-1-MIA.pdf (proxy form)

12.4 A Voting Member may appoint another person as their proxy to attend and vote for the Voting Member at any general meeting by: a) signing an instrument appointing a proxy in the form prescribed by the Board in the Rules or otherwise in a form complying with the Act; and b) depositing the instrument appointing the proxy, or sending it by such means as the Board prescribes, at or to the Office or other place specified for that purpose in the notice of meeting, no later than the deadline specified in the notice. 

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Bupa Aged Care’s Director for Medical Services and GP, Dr Tim Ross explains some key ways you can help boost your immune system to help you avoid a cold or the flu. 

1.  A healthy diet

Eating a consistently healthy diet year ‘round is best for your overall health, but may also help keep your immune system strong. That means enjoying a colourful mix of fruit and vegetables, which are high in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. It’s also important to opt for lean protein and wholegrains, and go easy on added sugar and alcohol, to keep your diet as healthy as possible.

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Are you looking for English testing options for your clients?

 

TOEFL® test expert Cath Moore from ETS Global will present “TOEFL Insights for Agents” on August 29 in Perth to help migration agents and migration lawyers stay informed about the choices of English-language tests for skilled migrants.

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