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The Case for an Independent Immigration Commission (IC)
SYDNEY, NSW - 25 June 2014
In anticipation of the announcement of the Minister regarding the review, Migration Alliance prepared a white paper which was sent to the incoming government, including the Minister last year.
The white paper outlines the case for an Independent Immigration Commissioner to be appointed by the Minister and to be accountable to Parliament on an independent basis.
Migration Alliance is seeking your feedback in relation to the white paper which reflects the draft formal position of MA at this point in time. We would like your feedback and suggestions prior to making a formal and final submission to the Minister.
We invite contributions from individual members of MA and any other industry stakeholder, including the DIBP, MRT-RRT and other government, corporate and other entities.
Thanks go to Allan Hornery, Beatrice Leoncini, Christopher Levingston and Kurt Kraues for their contributions.
Please find attached the white paper.
The announcement received from the DIBP yesterday is as follows:
The Office of the Migration Agents Registration Authority (OMARA) as an industry regulator will be the subject of an independent review, Assistant Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, Senator the Hon. Michaelia Cash said today.
Minister Cash said the review is consistent with the government's commitment to de-regulation.
"The review will examine and report on the OMARA's organisational capability and challenges, as well as the quality and effectiveness of its internal controls and governance," the Minister said.