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Christopher Levingston

Christopher Levingston

Accredited Specialist Immigration Lawyer
Convenor of Migration Alliance Inc

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Just in time for Christmas, new regulations which don't start until late 2019!

Where do I get it?

https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/F2018L01708 or the other article on this website with the source documents.

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The case of Pham at the Federal Court on an appeal from the FCC, has cleared some of the weeds away from the Legislative instrument which, in my opinion, unnecessarily complicated the already complex "family Violence" exception.

See: Pham V Minister for Immigration and Border Protection [2018] FCA 1946.

http://www.judgments.fedcourt.gov.au/judgments/Judgments/fca/single/2018/2018fca1946

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Dear Colleagues,

The "silly season" is upon us.

The Grinch (you know who) are gearing up for Christmas which means that every outstanding decision and case you have ever filed is going to be decided between now and Christmas Eve. You will receive emails, NOICC, Cancellations, refusals of SBS/Noms, PIC 4020, Natural Justice letters, OMARA complaints, in fact everything you do not need at this time.

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Dear Colleagues,

My spies are telling me that the SAF payments are going into consolidated revenue and are not being held aside to skill Australians.

Quite apart from the "no refund" "policy" this programme is clearly out of control.

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Welcome to our Brave new World..

The Migration Amendment (Family Violence and Other Measures) Bill 2016 was passed yesterday and is awaiting Royal Assent.

That ACT when assented to, paves the way for regulations to require, amongst other things, a prior approval of a Sponsor BEFORE a valid application is lodged.

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