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Attachment A of the following Issues Paper describes how submissions can be accepted by the Productivity Commission.

http://www.pc.gov.au/inquiries/current/migrant-intake/issues/migrant-intake-issues.pdf

Migration Alliance is putting together a submission and would like to include the ideas of members.

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Background

PIC 4020 was introduced in 2011 to strengthen the integrity of Australia’s immigration program by detecting and preventing visa fraud.  PIC 4020 provides a ground to refuse to grant a visa where the applicant fails to satisfy the Minister of their identity, or where there is evidence that the visa applicant has given, or caused to be given, a bogus document or information that is false or misleading in relation to:

·         the application for the visa

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by David KO Chin, Managing Director, Basis Point

The author of the 2013 best seller Crazy Rich Asians has launched China Rich Girlfriend.  His response to criticism that he is replacing one bad stereotype (of poor Asians) with another bad stereotype (of rich Asians) was that he was ‘opening up the range of stereotypes’.

One of the biggest challenges in digesting the information overload on ‘new China’ is that the extremes are interesting but not the norm.  We suggest the normal distribution curve be kept in mind to reclassify where the information sits in the larger picture.

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Some of them have been living here for over 20 years, according to a report in The Australian. The nationalities of these overstayers may surprise you.

The department of immigration estimates that some 62,100 people were unaccounted for in Australia during 2014, which is roughly 1.2 per cent of the 5.5 million people who enter the country each year on temporary visas.

People from China, Malaysia and the United States were the highest number of visa overstayers in Australia in 2013, with the Chinese topping the list at 7690.

According to an Immigration Department report, Migration Trends 2012-2013, visitors (44,800) and students (10,720) were the largest cohort of visa holders to overstay their visit. The highest number of visa overstayers in 2013 by nationality came from China (7690), Malaysia (6420), the US (5220) and the UK (3780).

An Immigration spokesman told The Australian that people found with expired visas could be detained and removed if located by the department in the community. Unlawful non-citizens also face a three year re-entry ban.

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Migration Alliance has been given permission by the DIBP to release this information on this platform:

Dear Agent

There are a number of legislative changes that will come into effect on 1 July 2015 affecting the Employer Nomination Scheme (Subclass 186 Visa) and Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (Subclass 187 Visa).  

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