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Suppose an applicant for a Protection visa does not respond to an invitation to appear at a hearing before the Administrative Appeals Tribunal.

Suppose further that the applicant does not in fact appear at the Tribunal on the date that has been fixed for the hearing, and does not contact the Tribunal to explain her/his absence.

In that circumstance, can the Tribunal lawfully proceed to make a decision on the review without taking any further action to allow or enable the applicant to appear?

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This partnership program between TAFE Outreach, Hospitality sections of TAFE, Surry Hills Community Centre and Job Network providers,has changed the lives of many students.

TAFE NSW is an excellent example of how the funds are invested back into training or up-skilling Australians,
especially those with low socio economic status (SES). 
The contributions received through 457 Training Benchmarks are used for these students with complex barriers to education and employment to build skills,vocational training and work experience that will lead to higher level study or pathways to employment.

TAFE targets this cohort and provides a supportive group environment to build confidence, social relationships, motivation, skills and goals with specialised wrap around support services tailored to individual complex needs.

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What types of circumstances will be considered “compelling reasons” for not applying the criteria of Schedule 3, and thereby enabling an applicant for a Partner visa to remain onshore while the application is being processed?

This question is of more than passing interest, as of course it is not at all uncommon for a person who no longer holds a substantive visa to apply for a Partner visa more than 28 days after the prior substantive visa ceased.  In fact, it is a common occurrence that Partner visa applications will be made by applicants many years after their visas have expired, isn’t it?

So a case that was recently decided by the Federal Circuit Court, Prempree v Minister for Immigration & Anor (2017) FCCA (17 February 2017) provides some useful guidance to the question, and identifies some circumstances that may not amount to “compelling reasons” for the grant of a “waiver” of Schedule 3 criteria.

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How many bites of the apple can you get?

Or, in terms of migration law, how many opportunities can you get to lodge a student visa application on-shore in Australia if you have allowed your previous student visa to expire?

And what if there are compassionate circumstances that prevented you from applying for a new student visa before the one you already hold has ceased? If you can show compassionate circumstances, can you get more bites at the apple?

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Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) published report with recent migration numbers for FY 15/16. 

The report indicates that a staggering 7.7 million temporary visas were granted to foreign nationals.  Close to 2 million temporary visitors were New Zealand nationals travelling on Special Category 444 visa. Detailed breakdown of each visa subclass is below:

Temporary visas granted:

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