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Christopher Levingston

Christopher Levingston

Accredited Specialist Immigration Lawyer
Convenor of Migration Alliance Inc

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I thought practitioners might be interested in the role of policy in respect of delays in the processing and finalisation of 890 applications.

This will be of particular assistance to Colleagues running matters at the AAT where the first instance 890 application was refused and in the intervening period the business has also collapsed and has ceased to trade.

The argument runs like this:

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For as long as I can remember MA has been agitating for the removal of the "overseas agent" as an authorised person on the form 956 along with a prohibition on non registered agents acting for applicants in matters before immigration.

Following representations made directly to the relevant Minister by Liana Allan for and on behalf of MA it looks like there is finally movement on this front.

Yesterday I received an email which states as follows: 

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I have just received some feedback from the first cohort of Capstone preparation trainees and the preliminary indications are that over 60 percent of my trainees have passed the written part of their exams.

(Parts A, B and C)

This is very good news and represents a substantial improvement on the 14 percent passmark being reported for the Capstone overall.

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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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