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  1. Visas and immigration
    Hiya! So I am sponsoring my husband to Australia and we have lodged the 309 Visa on 26/05/19. We have done the application without a agent but have communicated with a immigration lawyer several times. I am about to have our first child here in Australia and have been working everyday to save...
  2. Visas and immigration
    I work as a financial consultant for my clients and We have a direct genuine provider for BG/ SBLC/DLC/LC/POF for both lease and sale, at affordable leasing price of any amount of face value, Issuance by HSBC London/Hong Kong or any other AA rated Bank in Europe, Middle East or USA. Contact ...
  3. Visas and immigration
    An industry body representing maritime workers in Australia has called for the 457 visa programme to be overhauled. The 457 visa, which allows people from overseas to work in Australia for up to four years is one of the most controversial visa programmes in the country. All kinds of industries...
  4. Visas and immigration
    Migration agents in Australia are calling upon the Government to establish an independent review of the country's migration laws immediately to make sure they are not impinging on people's rights and freedoms. According to Angela Julian-Armitage, national president of the Migration Institute of...
  5. Visas and immigration
    Visa and citizenship services and travellers in Australia face further disruption next week with another round of industrial action. Employees of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP), including the Australian Border Force, who are members of the Community and Public Sector...
  6. Visas and immigration
    A coordinated national operation to tackle visa fraud and worker exploitation across Australia has already shown significant results, the immigration department has announced. Operation Cloudburst, which involved 11 operations in all states across the country, has led to the detention of...
  7. Visas and immigration
    The merging of Australia's Customs and Immigration departments will lead to the introduction of cutting edge technologies to deal with border control and immigration. These are expected to include advanced analytics, biometrics, CCTV and traveller border clearance as well as facial recognition...
  8. Visas and immigration
    Peter Dutton has been sworn in as Australia's new immigration minister following a government cabinet reshuffle. Dutton, who has moved from the health department, is a former police detective and described as a tough, no nonsense individual. New immigration minister Peter Dutton has already...
  9. Visas and immigration
    Proposed government changes to the Migration Act are incompatible with Australia's human rights obligations, it is claimed. A report from the Parliamentary Committee on Human Rights is highly critical of the changes and says they put Australia at odds with international human rights law. A...
  10. Visas and immigration
    People from around the world are being asked their thoughts on the future of the immigration and visa programmes in Australia. Every year the Department of Immigration and Border Control (DIBP) sets a migration programme to best support Australia's economic and social goals. People from...
  11. Visas and immigration
    A new Secretary of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection has been announced by Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbot. Michael Pezzullo, currently chief executive officer of the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service (ACBPS), will take up his position on Monday 13 October...
  12. Visas and immigration
    The Australian Customs and Border Protection Service (ACBPS) has announced a review into Australia's border related fees, charges, visas and taxes on behalf of the Immigration minister. Each year, border agencies collect around $3 billion in revenue from border related fees and charges. This is...
  13. Visas and immigration
    The agency in Australia that identifies skill shortages which need to be filled by overseas workers is being abolished. The Australian government has confirmed that the Australian Workforce and Productivity Agency will become part of the Department of Industry. The transfer will take place next...
  14. Visas and immigration
    The Australian government has declared its Operation Sovereign Borders policy has had a major impact on people smuggling illegal boat arrivals over the past four months. The policy is highly controversial, as it means any boats will be turned away and not allowed to land in Australia. The...
  15. Visas and immigration
    International students considering applying to study at Australian universities are being reminded that the student visa Assessment Level Framework has been simplified. Since last month, the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) has removed AL4 and AL5 so that the framework now...
  16. Visas and immigration
    The Central Movement Alert List (CMAL,) a kind of watch list used by the Department of Immigration to manage people arriving in Australia has been criticised in a new report. One of the main problems is that Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) staff cannot use a biometric...
  17. Visas and immigration
    The end of tax payer funded immigration advice for people arriving in Australia on illegal boats or by other means is set to save the country $100 million, it has been announced. As part of a wider policy to deter people from arriving in the country illegally by boat taxpayer funded immigration...
  18. Visas and immigration
    The introduction of credit card surcharge fees for visas has been delayed with no new date being given, the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) has said. The charges were due to come into effect on 22 March but a spokesman confirmed this did not happen and a new date will be...
  19. Visas and immigration
    People travelling to Australia for the Cricket World Cup next year who also want to attend matches in New Zealand will be able to do so with one visa. Immigration minister Scott Morrison has confirmed that permitted travellers to both countries can apply for a bilateral visa for the duration of...
  20. Visas and immigration
    A number of regulatory changes are being made by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) in Australia as part of a wider government led initiative to cut red tape. These changes include streamlining the process for businesses that use the APEC Business Travel Card by reducing...
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