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Following the OMARA's recent decision to cease printing RMA Registration Cards and RMA practising certificates, Migration Alliance, with the support of LTA, now offers these two essential items for sale to RMAs.
 
The RMA registration cards and practising certificates now feature a unique QR code which links back to the OMARA website, allowing clients to scan and verify that the RMA named on the card / certificate is currently registered (not suspended, cancelled, lapsed).
 
To purchase your RMA Registration card and/or Practising Certificate, or for more information and a full description, please click here
 
Examples below:
 
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The Migration Agents Capstone Assessment has been released:

https://www.collaw.edu.au/migration 

The Migration Agents Capstone Assessment (the Capstone Assessment) is an independent competency-based assessment, offered by The College of Law Limited. The Capstone Assessment has been designed to assess candidate’s skills to meet the Occupational Competency Standards for Registered Migration Agents (RMAs).

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The following submission has been made by Migration Alliance on behalf of over 4900 of its members (the majority of the Registered Migration Agent profession).  We have sent a duplicate of this submission to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

MA-submission-re-RMAs-to-JSCM.pdf

If members would like to make their own submissions the closing date for submissions is on Friday 27 April 2018.

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How can you tell whether your client has been denied a fair hearing before the Administrative Appeals Tribunal?

For example, suppose, on the day before the hearing, the Minister’s lawyers “dump” a large volume of documents on you?

Or suppose that your clients is being questioned by the Tribunal, or cross-examined by a lawyer for the Minister. If your client is not advised by the Tribunal of her/his right to decline to answer because of the privilege  against self-incrimination, does that mean that your client has been denied a proper hearing, that jurisdictional error has occurred, and that the case needs to be sent back to the Tribunal for re-determination?

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Every Migration Agent understands that the process of providing advice and assistance to potential migrants is complex, and the stakes can be high. Migration Agents are entrusted with having the right knowledge to deal with each person’s unique case, and clients expect flawless service at every point. When things go wrong, tensions can run high. Professional Indemnity insurance could be the key to protecting you and your reputation from a potentially large financial claim, and a prolonged period of stress.

First, let’s be clear about its purpose: Professional Indemnity insurance provides financial protection against potential losses arising out of acts, errors and omissions from professional services and advice provided, including:

  • Negligence in providing professional services
  • Breach of duty of care
  • Allegations of misrepresentation or of creating a misleading impression
  • Breach of statutory provisions in various laws
  • Incorrect or inadequate advice
  • Errors on Visa applications
  • Late lodgement of documentation

So, we’re talking about liability for services and advice provided. Effectively, this means that if a client engages a registered Migration Agent to assist them navigate the complex world of visa applications and something goes wrong, or is even perceived to have gone awry, the business could be faced with a financial claim equivalent to the client’s losses, as well as additional compensation.

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