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Christopher Levingston

Christopher Levingston

Accredited Specialist Immigration Lawyer
Convenor of Migration Alliance Inc

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The following article will inform practitioners that the winds of change are gusting in Canberra.

 

This time it is not hot air.

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Michael Arch has launched a newsletter for the profession after years of blogging on the MA website.

His technical expertise and his clear commentary have been the "go to" source for practitioners on the MA website.

I have see the offerings of the "others" and in my opinion there is only one choice...Migrationmessenger..

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The CEO of the MIA has responded to the article I wrote yesterday.

In essence, the CEO of the MIA complains that we have inaccurately described the offering to the MIA membership, and in particular have misrepresented or failed to mention the fact that the "FREE" CPD is in place from 1 July 2019.

The balance of the email appears to concentrate on the superior governance and communication with stakeholders, including DOHA, State Governments and the Membership.

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MIA Membership 2020!

What are you paying for? 

We all associate the beginning of a new financial year with increased fees across the board for most organisations, the Department of Home Affairs, The Administrative Appeals Tribunal, The Federal Circuit and Federal Courts and even the Migration Institute of Australia

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I have been referred to a WA website where, apparently it is being suggested that a law degree and being admitted to practice as a solicitor may be the best choice if you have to choose lawyer or RMA?

I have been both a Solicitor and an RMA since before 1993 ( actually since 1988...I can't be sure but I think they were just building the pyramids) and I can honestly say that it is "Horses for Courses".

If I had a contentious matter with serious legal issues to be tried then I would engage a Solicitor if things had gone off the rails at the AAT and I wanted to go to the FCC.

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