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I was thinking about what I actually give a f**k about and in that mild digression I realised that there are many things I don't give a f**k about.

What I don't give a f**k about are the proposed changes to the SOL and the 457 visa. I also don't give a f**k about cases being refused by DIBP, I don't give a f**k about cases being refused by the AAT. I also don't give a f**k about the whole Migration Act and regulations being fundamentally unfair.

I think deciding not to give a f**k about these things and a billion other things I have no control over is liberating and when I really think about if the SOL and the 457 visa is changed, DIBP refuses cases and the AAT affirms decisions and that the Migration Act and the Regs are unfair then that means more work for me. Now that is something I do give a f**k about!

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So, “my fellow Amurricans”, is every new tweet and ill-considered phone call by Trump still giving you the creeps and making you think to yourself: “Get me out of here to someplace sane as fast as my legs will carry me?”

Did you read our earlier post  about what a wonderful safe haven Australia is in a world that seems to get nuttier by the minute and think: "Yeah, Australia sounds fantastic but getting a visa might be oh so hard!" (not  as hard as you may think, especially with the help of a Registered Migration Agent!!!!)

Remember the Mad Max movies? Yes there is life here in Australia even after the Apocalypse!

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How strictly should the character provisions of the Migration Act be administered?

Should it be the case that a person who has been convicted in an overseas jurisdiction of committing a sexual offence against a child should never, ever be allowed to enter Australia, no matter what?

What if the applicant fails to disclose the conviction on his visa application? Should that be the end of the matter? Visa application refused and case closed?

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Stress rolls off some people like water off a duck’s back. Don’t get mad, get even by mastering these simple techniques.

Start the day well

Attack the day like it’s a mountain you’re destined to conquer. Put on some upbeat tunes, eat a decent brekkie, get your blood pumping with a brisk walk and try to get in an optimistic frame of mind. Who’s the best? You are! Who? You! That’s right!

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We have seen in many of the articles on this blog that Public Interest Criterion 4020 poses a gigantic risk to visa applications.

In many ways, PIC 4020 is the migration law equivalent of being bitten by a funnel web spider or a brown snake: in other words, typically pretty darn fatal unless you can quickly find an antidote!

Similarly, we have also seen that section 501 of the Migration Act can, in its own way, be absolutely toxic to the legal entitlement of the holder of a visa to remain in Australia.  To put it bluntly, the cases suggest that if a person commits a serious criminal offence that results in a sentence of imprisonment of 12 months or more, it’s a pretty sure bet that they’re going to get their visa cancelled.  And it’s going to be an awfully tough fight to challenge the visa cancellation in court, because the grounds of successful challenge are very limited.

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