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Liana - Allan

Liana - Allan

Liana Allan is probably Australia's best known migration agent. Liana is the owner of Legal Training Australia Pty Ltd which is a professional development firm training Australian migration agents and owner of Visacorp Pty Ltd migration agency. Liana's main passion is serving the needs of the migration agent community and providing migrants with information that can truly assist them as they seek to create a new life in Australia. Liana plays netball twice a week and enjoys great food and the occasional glass of Shiraz. Liana lives in Sydney, Australia and has two children. Liana is married.

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I am not going to give up the fight to have unregistered immigration practitioners removed from lodging Australian visa applications for and on behalf of unwitting clients.  The fresh new Form 956 goes part of the way there on this journey, but we need to keep moving forward.

Unregistered migration practitioners who engage in the lodgement of Australian visa applications on behalf of vulnerable persons are exploitative, predatory and unethical.  They do not have a demonstrated level of sound knowledge.  If they were registered, the level of incompetency shown in their work would likely result in a decision by the Office of the MARA to cancel their registration, and the removal of their right to practise.

Sometimes unregistered practitioners commit offences under a number of different laws over an extended period.  Use the examples of Abel Kalpinand Prasad, or Eddy Kang.  These two individuals were operating onshore, on our own Australian soil.  Look how hard it has been for the authorities to bring them to justice.  If only they had been banned from lodging visa applications in the first place.  If only the system prevented their access.

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Migration Newsletter 742 has been released and makes excellent reading.

Migration_Newsletter_742.02.pdf

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After much effort and convincing Fernando Tostado, also known as "Fer" amongst the migration agent community, has left Bupa and joined the team Allianz Global Assistance as the National Business Development Manager, International Health.  

Fer is the most energetic and helpful health insurance partner that any migration agent could want to do business with.  I can personally vouch for him.   I even suggested that Allianz Global Assistance bring him on board!  My wish for us all has come true.  Fer is back!

MA and Allianz Global Assistance are working together with Fer's brilliant ideas so that we create the best deals the RMA profession has ever seen.

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This week I received an anonymous call to my mobile phone from a male person.  The male, who refused to identify himself, claims to have been in the courtroom some time in the the past week, where he was expecting Eddy Kang to show up and face charges.

Eddy Kang did not show up and and has now disappeared.  It seems he is now 'on the run'.

If anyone happens to run into Eddy Kang or knows of his whereabouts please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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In my capacity as the Founder of Migration Alliance, I have made the following submission in writing to the Minister, Hon Jason Wood MP, who is responsible for the Office of the MARA:
 
I suggest the banning of unregistered immigration agents.

By law, any person that gives immigration advice about Australia should be Registered with the Office of the MARA.

This includes people giving Australian immigration advice from India, China, Europe, or anywhere else in the world.

Only Agents Registered with the Office of the MARA should be able to give immigration advice, because only Registered Migration Agents have demonstrated sound knowledge in Australian Immigration Law and Practice. 

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