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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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Migration Alliance has received communication from the Director of the Office of the MARA today, as follows:

Please note as of C.O.B today the OMARA will temporarily cease its telephone enquiry service. The following content below will be updated on the OMARA website today.

Telephone enquiries

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The purpose of the instrument is to update the information previously contained in LIN 18/068 to ensure all officers, agencies and their employees who require access to movement records for various purposes are authorised to do so. Accordingly, changes have been made to the legislation specified under subregulation 3.10A(1) and the agencies, employees and purposes specified under subregulation 3.10A(2).

Source: LIN20033.pdf and LIN20033-Explanatory-Statement.pdf

 

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We have received the following email from VETASSESS today:
 

Dear Agent/Applicant,  

I am pleased to advise that Trades Recognition Australia has given VETASSESS permission to conduct Technical Interview assessments by online video conferencing during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
 
This applies to assessments for non-licensed occupations or Pathway 2 licensed occupations. It means the Technical Interviews can be conducted outside a VETASSESS-approved venue, such as in the applicant’s workplace or home.
 
We plan to start this process from Wednesday 1st April, 2020, until further notice.
 
We will notify all eligible applicants and send further instructions over the next few days.
 
Please note that in these circumstances it is a mandatory requirement of Trades Recognition Australia that we verify the applicant’s identity.
 
The applicant must:
  1. Use Adobe Connect software for the Technical Interview with the assessor.
  2. Provide government approved photographic identification before the interview can commence.
  3. Answer the assessor, in English, without assistance.
  4. Be physically present, and alone, at all times during the Interview.
 
The Interview will be conducted with an independent invigilator at all times. If the invigilator has any concerns about the integrity of the assessment, they will close and cancel the Interview.
 
VETASSESS will send out detailed instructions to applicants in relation to this new process. 
 
We look forward to implementing this solution and assisting applicants during this difficult time.
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“Given the fast evolving situation in Australia and around the world, and the challenges posed by COVID-19, the Committee felt it best to suspend its inquiry,” Mr Julian Leeser MP, Committee Chair said. “The Committee was unanimous in this decision, which it does not take lightly.”

“The Committee will reconsider the matter later in 2020 but would like to sincerely thank everyone who has contributed to the inquiry so far. Your input and dedication to supporting and developing Australia’s regions is greatly appreciated.”

Source:  Regional-Migration-media-release-26-March-2020.pdf

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The purpose of this Determination is to set requirements for individuals or any class of individuals exiting Australian territory, to prevent a listed human disease from spreading to another country.

It is aimed at providing the means of protecting the public health in Australia’s neighbouring Pacific Island Countries and Timor-Leste through the prescription of requirements for individuals or any class of individuals leaving Australian territory, to prevent a listed human disease from entering, or establishing itself or spreading in those neighbouring countries.

This purpose engages and is consistent with Article 12 of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights by assisting with the progressive realisation by all appropriate means of the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health.

Source: Biosecurity--Exit-Requirements-Determination-2020.pdf and 

Biosecurity-Exit-requirements-determination-2020-explanatory-statement.pdf

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