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A free PI insurance for RMAs webinar will take place this Friday Mar 8, 2019 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM AEDT

To participate please go to the following link. 

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8785950424267533067

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The AAT Bulletin has been released.  Citizenship decisions are on page 4.  Migration decisions are on page 5.

It is recommended that the Bulletin be read on-line. This has the advantage of allowing the reader to use hyperlinks to access the full text of cases and other internet sites mentioned in the Bulletin.

Source: AAT-Bulletin-4-March-2019.pdf

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The Migration Agents Declaration is made under subsection 51A(1) of the Legislation Act. Under that subsection, the Attorney-General can align the sunsetting days of two or more legislative instruments to 1 April or 1 October of a year that is up to five years later than the earliest sunsetting day.

The instruments specified in the declaration will then be repealed on the day specified in the declaration instead of the scheduled sunsetting day. The instruments specified in the Migration Agents Declaration are:

- Migration Agents Regulations 1998
- Migration Agents Registration Application Charge Regulations 1998
- Migration Agents (IMMI 17/047: CPD Activities, Approval of CPD Providers and CPD Provider Standards) Instrument 2017, and
- Migration (IMMI 18/003: Specified courses and exams for registration as a migration agent) Instrument 2018.

The Migration Agents Declaration aligns the sunsetting dates of the instruments to be 1 April 2024.

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The Group of Eight (Go8), as Australia’s leading research-intensive universities, with seven of its members in the world’s top 100 universities, welcomes the announcement that Australia has today signed the Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (IA-CEPA) with Indonesia.

In 2016, the Go8 recommended to DFAT that the agreement include provisions allowing the universities of both countries to establish campuses offshore. This has been partly met, with the agreement incorporating future liberalisation measures for Australian universities seeking to operate in Indonesia.

Go8 universities hosted around 4,790 enrolments from Indonesian nationals in 2018, including half (50%) of those who came to Australia to undertake a research degree.

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On 1 March 2019, Minister Coleman announced that applications to sponsor a parent for a Sponsored Parent (Temporary) visa will be open from 17 April 2019.

We previously ran the announcement of this story on this blog here.

The legislation tied to this new visa which allows sponsors to bring their parents to Australia for longer periods was passed in November last year.

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