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If it wasn’t already clear enough, a decision of the Full Court of the Federal Court that was handed down yesterday, 26 April 2017, emphasizes just how excruciatingly difficult it is to challenge a decision of the Minister to refuse to revoke the mandatory cancellation of a visa on character grounds.

In the vast majority of cases, challenging such decisions by the Minister will have a degree of difficulty analogous to trying to push a huge boulder up a very steep hill.

In order to successfully overturn a decision to refuse to revoke the cancellation of a visa in Federal Court, the visa holder must show that the decision was “infected” by jurisdictional error.  There is no such thing as “merits review” of the refusal to revoke the mandatory cancellation. And the grounds for establishing jurisdictional error are extremely narrow.

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Seats are still available for “TOEFL Insights for Agents”, a workshop for migration agents and migration lawyers to help them stay informed about the choices of English-language tests for skilled migrants. The sessions are led by TOEFL® test experts Helen Cook and Cath Moore from ETS Global.

The free, two-hour session is being offered in Sydney on May 2, and in Adelaide on May 16.  Further sessions for other locations are planned later in the year.

The session is designed to:

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The Migration Alliance has learned that Angela Julian-Armitage, the President of our sister organisation, the Migration Institute of Australia, appeared on the national ABC news on 20 April 2017 and has said that she "doesn't have a big issue with the changes" and that the changes amount to no more than "re-branding" and "shoring" up of the temporary skilled migration programme.

It should be noted that during this interview, Ms Julian-Armitage was apparently speaking in her official capacity as the President of the MIA, and was not stating her personal views.

If you'd like to see the full interview you can watch it on You Tube through this link. 

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Nexus Partners provides an alternative to traditional mortgage broking to assist Migration Agents and their clients with debt solutions.

We can provide access to a range of lenders who can lend to temporary & permanent visa holders, as well as Australian citizens residing overseas.

  • Do you have a debt solution in place to assist your clients currently?
  • Are you receiving the majority of the commission revenue made available by the banks?
  • Do you have access to a range of lenders who can help your clients?
  • Can you help your clients with both a residential and commercial debt solution?

If you answered ‘No’ to any or all of these questions, Nexus Partners can help.

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The Liberal government seems to be overhauling everything and anything with the word “Immigration” attached.  Just when we all thought it couldn’t get any more interesting, changes to the Australian Citizenship requirements as well as general eligibility were announced!  

By way of background, initial discussions earlier this year seemed to indicate that the proposed changes to Australian citizenship eligibility would likely be implemented at some stage this year. These changes were originally scheduled to come into effect on or around December 2017.  We now have access to new citizenship requirements which are published on the Department of Immigration and Border Protection’s website with immediate effect.

Changes include:

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