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UPDATE:  24 AUGUST 2017 11:30AM EST - 150+ proxies have been sent to Christopher Levingston so far

Due to the most recent announcement of the MIA to the effect that there is to be a new EGM on 8 September 2017 at 4pm EST, and the consequential clarification and unbundling of the previous proposals, the MIA has now made it necessary for a fresh proxy to be completed by RMAs.

What this means is that your previous proxies will have no effect, and if you wish to appoint me as your proxy, I have attached a link below to a fresh pre-filled proxy which you can adopt.

All you need to do is insert your personal details and address at the top of the page, and then sign and date it at the bottom, then scan it and send it back to me on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

The new proxy form is here:

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Ross Ahmadzai, immigration lawyer and General Manager of Visacorp, has been caught up in the Barcelona terrorist attack and has reported in as SAFE.  

Unfortunately the attack occurred right outside the Hotel Catolonia, where Ross is staying.

Some of you will remember that Ross has presented on 457 visas and TSS visas at the two most recent LTA conferences, both at Wesley Centre and Westpac's Arena in Sydney.  (See pic)

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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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