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The announcement of an Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) scheduled for Monday 4 September at 4pm, is a unique opportunity for the joint members of the MIA and MA, who are qualified voters (current financial members of the MIA) to confer a proxy vote in accordance with clause 12.4 of the MIA constitution. 

Vote-NO-to-resolution-1-MIA.pdf (proxy form)

12.4 A Voting Member may appoint another person as their proxy to attend and vote for the Voting Member at any general meeting by: a) signing an instrument appointing a proxy in the form prescribed by the Board in the Rules or otherwise in a form complying with the Act; and b) depositing the instrument appointing the proxy, or sending it by such means as the Board prescribes, at or to the Office or other place specified for that purpose in the notice of meeting, no later than the deadline specified in the notice. 

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It is very common for visa applicants who have had their applications refused by the Department, and who have also lost their applications for merits review before the Administrative Appeals Tribunal, to “appeal” (put most accurately, “to seek judicial review”) in the Federal Circuit Court, and to do so without the assistance of a lawyer.

In fact, when you read the decisions from the FCC on the Austlii Website, it is apparent that the majority of the applicants seeking judicial review are self-represented. 

One can only guess at the reasons why so many people choose to act for themselves before the Federal Circuit Court, but it is safe to assume that one of the main reasons is that applicants are concerned that they may not be able to afford the cost of getting legal assistance.

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Bupa Aged Care’s Director for Medical Services and GP, Dr Tim Ross explains some key ways you can help boost your immune system to help you avoid a cold or the flu. 

1.  A healthy diet

Eating a consistently healthy diet year ‘round is best for your overall health, but may also help keep your immune system strong. That means enjoying a colourful mix of fruit and vegetables, which are high in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. It’s also important to opt for lean protein and wholegrains, and go easy on added sugar and alcohol, to keep your diet as healthy as possible.

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I am happy to announce a new initiative, in conjunction with Legal Training Australia, Migration Alliance and Christopher Levingston and Associates to provide expert, professional and  independent advice to both RMAs and their clients in respect of any adverse decision at the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT).

I have set up a dedicated website:

http://www.theclearinghouse.com.au/

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Is there any way to escape from the plague, pestilence and epidemic of “credibility issues” before the Administrative Appeals Tribunal? 

Doesn’t it seem that in so many cases the Tribunal is searching for the dreaded “inconsistencies” in a visa applicant’s account of events, and then seizing on the inconsistencies however small or minor to find that the applicant is not believable, or a “witness of truth” as a significant part of the reason for affirming a decision of the Department? 

Is there any way to get around these credibility issues, and to rescue an applicant’s case? 

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