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Regulatory reforms are supposed to make life easier, not harder.  Cutting red tape is part of this government's agenda. 

That’s right, isn’t it? 

Will that be the case if “dual regulation” of lawyers is ended, as recommended by the “Kendall Report” concerning the “Independent Review of the Office of the Migration Agents Registration Authority”? 

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On the TOEFL iBT® test, the Speaking and Writing questions are often regarded by test takers as the most challenging questions.

Agents can learn more about how their clients will be tested on these two important skills at a TOEFL Propell workshop on 23 June from 2:00-4:30 pm in Sydney.

The workshop will be led by ETS Global consultant and TOEFL expert Cath Moore. The workshop includes:

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Do applicants for judicial review have a right to publicly funded representation?

The Full Court addressed this very important question in a decision that was handed down last Friday, 20 May: AMF15 v Minister for Immigration and Border Protection (2016) FCAFC 68.

Imagine, for a moment, that you are in the position of a person whose application for a protection visa  has been refused by the Department, the visa application has been refused by the Department and the refusal has been affirmed by the Department.  You don’t have money, don’t speak English well or at all, don’t understand the Australian legal system or concepts of judicial review. You just think that the Department and the Tribunal have misunderstood your case and have erroneously refused your visa.  Whether the Department or the Tribunal have found your claims to be credible or not, you have a genuinely held subjective fear of persecution:  You are truly frightened that if you are forced to return to your home country, you will be killed or tortured.

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OK everyone, are you ready for today’s public opinion poll? 

Be careful how you answer! Your responses will be recorded and reported to the Department (just kidding of course!) 

How many of you will be sorry to see the current Schedule 5 risk assessment framework for student visas repealed on 1 July? 

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