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The Migration Alliance has received a report about a bizarre, strange, astounding and insane situation from one of our colleagues!
Here’s the story:
A person who was charged with a criminal offence, and who out on bail and awaiting sentence in about a month’s time, approached our colleagues for advice and assistance....
It has been somewhat of a turmoil in Australian Immigration arena since the announcement made by the Turnbull Government on 17 April 2017 to phase out the existing Temporary Work (Skilled) (subclass 457) visa (“457 visa”) and introduce a new replacement visa, the Temporary Skill Shortage Visa (“TSS visa”). The main confusion and frustration following the announcement lies in the fact that there has been little or no prior consultation. The announcement blindsided both Migration Agents as well as current and prospective visa applicants.
Migration Alliance is here to inform you of key dates relevant to new TSS visa as well as existing 457 visa:
The contribution of migrants to Australian society, culture and prosperity has been an important factor in shaping our nation. From the large scale migration from the UK and Europe which began at the end of the second world war to meet labour shortages and create prosperity to programs, attracting business people and entrepreneurs including the Significant Investor Visa which has attracted applicants have come from China.
Migration agents are invited to come along to this event and hear the from The Hon Alex Hawke MP, as well as the market insights from BasisPoint founder, David Chin. There will be followed by a panel of speakers from second generation migrant families from Europe and China who will share their stories and experiences of investing and integrating into Australia.
Date: Wednesday 3rd May, 2017...
If it wasn’t already clear enough, a decision of the Full Court of the Federal Court that was handed down yesterday, 26 April 2017, emphasizes just how excruciatingly difficult it is to challenge a decision of the Minister to refuse to revoke the mandatory cancellation of a visa on character grounds.
In the vast majority of cases, challenging such decisions by the Minister will have a degree of difficulty analogous to trying to push a huge boulder up a very steep hill.
In order to successfully overturn a decision to refuse to revoke the cancellation of a visa in Federal Court, the visa holder must show that the decision was “infected” by jurisdictional error. There is no such thing as “merits review” of the refusal to revoke the mandatory cancellation. And the grounds for establishing jurisdictional error are extremely narrow....