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The instrument repeals IMMI 13/037 (F2013L00727) (the old law) in accordance with subsection 33(3) of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901, which states where an Act confers a power to make, grant or issue any instrument of a legislative or administrative character, the power shall be construed as including a power exercisable in the like manner and subject to the like conditions (if any) to repeal, rescind, revoke, amend, or vary any such instrument.

The instrument operates to specify, for the purposes of subregulation 5.40(1) of the Regulations: · the fees payable to an Assessing Authority for an application of assessment of a person’s occupational qualifications or experience (or both) and educational qualifications; and · the fees payable for an application for internal review of an assessment.

The purpose of the instrument is to update the assessment types and fees payable to Trades Recognition Australia for an assessment under subparagraph 40(1)(a) and (b) of the Regulations.

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Please find the AAT Bulletin for the 25 February 2019 below:

https://www.aat.gov.au/AAT/media/AAT/Files/AAT%20Bulletins/08-19.pdf

Citizenship decisions are on page 3, whilst Migration decsions are on page 5.

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The following information appears on the DoHA website:

There will be a systems outage from 9pm Friday 1 March to 12 noon Saturday 2 March 2019 (AEDT) unless noted otherwise.

The following systems may be unavailable during this period:

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Australia’s migration framework requires applicants for permanent visas and some temporary visas to satisfy health requirements to ensure they do not pose a risk to the Australian community or compromise Australia residents’ access to health services. 

The Migration Amendment (Chest X-ray Requirements) Regulations 2019 (the Regulations) relate to certain unauthorised maritime arrivals (UMAs).  The meaning of ‘unauthorised maritime arrival’ is contained in section 5AA of the Migration Act.  The temporary protection visas for which UMAs may be able to apply are the Subclass 785 (Temporary Protection) visa and the Subclass 790 (Safe Haven Enterprise) visa. 

Applicants for these visas are subject to chest x-ray requirements.  The purpose of a chest x-ray is to screen for tuberculosis.  An applicant under the age of 11 is generally not required to undergo a chest x-ray.  

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The Migration Amendment (Working Holiday Maker) Regulations 2019 (the Regulations) amend the Migrations Regulations 1994 (the Principal Regulations) to assist in addressing labour shortages in regional Australia, particularly in the agricultural sector.

In particular, the Regulations increase the maximum number of ‘working holiday maker’ visas that a person may hold in Australia from two to three if they meet additional work requirements.

The applicant is required to complete 6 months specified work in specified circumstances in order to be eligible for a third ‘working holiday maker’ visa.

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