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Liana Allan resignation from the management committee of Migration Alliance

Dear Migration Alliance Members

Thank you for the opportunity to serve you all on the board of Migration Alliance Inc.

I have decided to resign from the position of Secretary, immediately.

This is a difficult decision for me as I have dearly loved serving on the management committee of Migration Alliance since its inception.

It has been clear to me that it is best for me to step down, for the sake of mending the relationship with the Department.

I will continue to hold Migration Alliance in a special place in my heart, until my last breath.

Should you wish to contact me, I am available on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 0405188262.

Your Sincerely

Liana Allan

Founder - Migration Alliance

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    A Lawyer Monday, 15 May 2017

    Hopefully this mean less Lib Party propaganda.
    Please get in a Lib Party position of power to influence immi policy.

  • Noel Victor Comley
    Noel Victor Comley Tuesday, 16 May 2017

    To: A Lawyer. Hopefully you can get around to useing your name in future posts.

    Noel Victor Comley MARN 9687072. (Not a lawyer)

  • Guest
    Dr Spankitron Monday, 15 May 2017

    Another one bites the dust....

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    Chris McGrath Monday, 15 May 2017


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    Chris McGrath Monday, 15 May 2017

    Best of luck Liana, whatever your personal reasons I am sorry you feel this is the only way out. Best of everything in the future which starts now. See you around.

    Sharon is right, the department has never liked agents from day one, and never will, from the top down.

    Chris McGrath

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    Sharon Harris Monday, 15 May 2017

    Very disappointed to hear Liana and I doubt you stepping down will achieve a better relationship with the Dept.

    Sadly for those of us within this profession who recall the recognised "partnership" between the Dept and our profession, have been disappointed to witness its erosion in too many areas. And certainly not attributed to you Liana.

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    Robert Monday, 15 May 2017

    Is this more evidence of the looking at it's blackshirts and living up to the image?

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    Peter Michalopoulos Monday, 15 May 2017

    That's a shame Liana. Thoroughly enjoyed/appreciated your leadership and courage to speak up!

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    Arvind suri Monday, 15 May 2017

    What a loss of a talent.

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    Mohammad Monday, 15 May 2017

    Hi Liana ,It was a sad news , however you should be proud of what you have done for the migration industry . One of the biggest achievement that you and Christopher made for non English speaking migration agents were to remove IELTS test for renewal of the registration. The original decision of OMARA was unfair. I believe you had a great positive influence on the whole industry since the Migration Alliance founded.
    I think one of key focus of the Migration Alliance should be fighting for abolishing the unregistered migration practice in future. Migration Alliance started the campaign in some point of time in the past , however it has not been properly followed up . In my opinion , the majority of the migration agents / lawyers will support this campaign and I hope that the new team of management of the Migration Alliance fight for abolishing of the unregistered migration practice.
    Thank you for your hard work

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    Michael Bull Monday, 15 May 2017

    Liana, it has been a pleasure to have known you.

    Please continue to voice yojr opinions.

    As long as the culture in DIBP is such that it is, there will never be harmony.

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    Damo Monday, 15 May 2017

    Great work in MA. All the best.

  • Guest
    Anthony Sim Monday, 15 May 2017

    Dear Liana
    Time has changed everything but you are always in our mind.
    We hope that you will keep ongoing to fight for the righteous
    and fairness with us. Please forget personal unhappiness and
    we should look for future with full of passions in our life.
    Good luck and much appreciated your dedication to our
    unpredictable industry.

    Your sentimental friend
    (RMA & Lawyer)

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    Susan Tuesday, 16 May 2017

    I am so sorry to hear about this, Liana. Your hard work and dedication is much appreciated by so many. You made a big difference to our profession. You and Christopher have always been so supportive of RMAs.

    Best of luck to a new beginning.

    Thank you very very much.

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    JAY Hosur Tuesday, 16 May 2017

    Dear Liana, Thank you very much for your hard work done on the be half of Migration agents for many years, we wish you the good luck for your future.

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    Nicholas Houston - Lawyer Tuesday, 16 May 2017

    Liana, thank you for your work and effort. The MA is an important voice for agents and your work in establishing and running the organisation has been tremendous. Not everyone might agree with everything that has been said and done and no doubt some things could have been done differently, but then again, no-one was ever going to agree with everything. What is important is that thanks to you and Christopher there is an alternative and feisty voice for agents in the community.

    Whatever happened with the need to step down to “mend the relationship with the Department” then let’s not forget that one of the reasons you set the MA up was to extract some respect back from the Department. This last round of “failure to consult” over the POLITICALLY DRIVEN changes to the occupations lists and other changes typifies the general lack of respect for our professional work, clients, and livelihoods, and underlines the need for FEIST. Good luck with your “retirement” and thank you again for your work.

  • Noel Victor Comley
    Noel Victor Comley Tuesday, 16 May 2017

    Sorry to read this. I think that you should have stayed but it's your decision to make; at least I hope it was your decision.

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  • Hideyo Nakazawa
    Hideyo Nakazawa Tuesday, 16 May 2017

    Thank you very much for all your efforts.
    Gooooooood luck for your future !

  • Guest
    Nelson Tuesday, 16 May 2017

    I admire your courage and you are a real fighter. You have left but your spirit will stay forever in the migration industry.

  • Guest
    Roger Fowler Tuesday, 16 May 2017

    Thanks Liana - your commentary has always been interesting, and don't forget what Confucius said - "Never close door behind you - you may need to go back through one day".
    Best wishes for your future.

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