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The announcement on the weekend that the Liberals in WA were going to direct their preferences to One Nation as opposed to their "natural" allies the Nationals, is but one hick up ( pardon the pun) on the road to oblivion apparently being raced down by the Federal Liberal Party. It reminds me of the Talking Heads song "Road to NoWhere".

This is hot on the heels of the defection of Corey Bernardi and his foreshadowed new "Conservative Party"

Reading the Sydney Morning Herald this morning at page 4 , Senator Bernardi distanced himself from the comments of Ross Cameron and Larry Pickering at a "Q Society" fund raiser.

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The Australasian Veterinary Boards Council (AVBC) now accepts TOEFL iBT® scores to meet the English language requirements for skills assessment and National Veterinary Examination application purposes. 

To meet the requirement, applicants must achieve the following minimum scores in each section:

  • Listening - 24
  • Reading - 24
  • Speaking - 23
  • Writing - 27

This standard must be achieved in the one sitting and its currency is two years.

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Sometimes, you can learn a lot more from studying a case that was ultimately unsuccessful than you can from a case where everything went perfectly from the start, it all went swimmingly, and the applicant was granted the visa that she or he applied for. 

The cases where things have gone “pear-shaped”, or run off the rails, show us where the pitfalls and potholes are, alert us to issues that we need to be aware of, and show us how to avoid running into similar problems in the future. 

A case that was decided last week, Singh & Anor v Minister for Immigration & Anor (2017) FCCA 192 (7 February 2017) provides a perfect example. 

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Not so fast!

Readers of this blog will recall my recent article commenting on the nightmarish visa ban that was imposed in America through Trump's Executive Order (currently being litigated in the Federal Court system in the US), as well as my suggestion that: "It won't happen in Australia". 

Well, it sure seems like I may have spoken too soon!

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Since they sold their first policy 2008, BizCover has been helping small business owners compare and buy business insurance online quickly and easily. 

They’ve done the hard yards of shopping around so you can get the right cover from Australia’s leading insurers and at the right price, instantly online. All you need to do is enter a few basic details about your business, compare multiple quotes, and decide which one is right for you. There’s no tricky paperwork to complete and your policy documents are emailed to you.

Over 50,000 businesses love them already!

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