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Christopher Levingston

Christopher Levingston

Accredited Specialist Immigration Lawyer
Convenor of Migration Alliance Inc

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Larney v Minister for Immigration & Anor [2018] FCCA 2707 is a recent decision of the Federal Court out of Western Australia.

www.judgments.fedcourt.gov.au/judgments/Judgments/fca/single/2019/2019fca0700

This was a case where the applicant for the visa asserted that he had no previous "relationships" and that the fact of there being 2 children as a result of those relationships did not mean that he had a "relationship"  (spouse or defacto) and on that basis PIC4020 was not enlivened.

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I do not know what is happening but perhaps there has been a rip in the space time continuum.

An unbelievable number of enquiries from both practitioners and individual applicants who seem infected by a virus which sees them lodge an application onshore, get a BVA but then travel and get stuck offshore.

One of my clients who had a complex and at that stage unresolved application for review, rang me on after Christmas and said, "They wont let me board my flight".

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A recent decision of the Full Federal Court will be of interest to practitioners

http://www.judgments.fedcourt.gov.au/judgments/Judgments/fca/full/2019/2019fcafc0079

Minister for Home Affairs v G [2019] FCAFC 79 by reason of its discussion of the role of the ACI's  (Australian Citizenship Instructions)

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Dr Kamal Karunadasa, our colleague, is conducting research into the Migration program with particular emphasis on Temporary Protection visa applicants and their use of RMAs.

This valuable research needs your assistance.

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It is only a matter of time until we have a fixed date for the next Federal Election.

I want to help members of MA connect with their local Federal member or their opponent so that we can all participate in the Federal General Election.

Labor or Liberal, Greens or One Nation etc., whatever your political affiliation, MA wants you to participate.

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