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The Migration Alliance has received an enquiry concerning the “Migration Amendment (Regulation of Migration Agents) Bill 2017”asking:  

“Can you help understand if the bill is coming into effect and what the implications are? “

 So here are the answers!

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The following email has been received from the DIBP:

The Department advises that from 1 December 2017 all requests for Ministerial Intervention under sections 351 and 417 of the Migration Act 1958 will be centrally processed by the NSW Ministerial Intervention team.  Agents will be advised of any active Melbourne cases transferred to Sydney.  There is no change in the process for lodgement of requests.  

From 1 December 2017 all case enquiries should be addressed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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Are you ready for an example of the casual cruelty, heartlessness and total lack of empathy that can infect a visa cancellation decision made on character grounds?

One that reflects a total lack of humanity and lack of respect for basic human rights?

One that could make your blood boil (it does mine!!)

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What do you think?

Or to pose the question appropriately “in ‘stralian”, waddya reckon?

Do you imagine if you had a client with a lengthy record of offences in both Australia and his home country, including a conviction that indisputably causes him to fail the character test, that the client’s visa application would be “DOA”, or “dead meat”?

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Suppose you have a Partner visa case involving an allegation of “non-judicially determined” family violence.

Suppose further that after the Partner visa application is refused by the Department in the first instance, the Tribunal refers the matter to an independent expert for a determination as to whether family violence has occurred. 

Suppose further that the independent expert excluded from consideration claims of threats and verbal abuse communicated to the applicant after the relationship ceased, and a claim of physical violence said to have occurred on a date when it was uncertain whether the relationship had ceased, or not.

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