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Old 04-26-2019, 08:51 PM
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Any updates from Pretoria??


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Any updates from Pretoria??
No news, we are at 16months and counting. Very frustrating.


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Any updates from Pretoria??
No news, we are at 16months and counting. Very frustrating.
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Has anyone seen this recent news article? If the figures quoted here by the former deputy secretary of the immigration department are correct we could all be in for a much longer wait than I had first imagined. If the current government get re elected it seems this is an inevitability.
The tactics used by the current government are questionable in their legality and if this government does not get voted out in the upcoming election I would be very keen to see the legality of their tactics tested in front of a federal court Judge.

https://independentaustralia.net/pol...#disqus_thread


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Has anyone seen this recent news article? If the figures quoted here by the former deputy secretary of the immigration department are correct we could all be in for a much longer wait than I had first imagined. If the current government get re elected it seems this is an inevitability.
The tactics used by the current government are questionable in their legality and if this government does not get voted out in the upcoming election I would be very keen to see the legality of their tactics tested in front of a federal court Judge.

https://independentaustralia.net/pol...#disqus_thread
The difficulty is that there is a cap on total migration, legally allowed, and therefore to increase family places would mean reducing skilled visa places.

This goes against what most Australians want, with 31% saying that having skills and qualifications that will allow them to find a job is the most important factor for immigration.

Only about 9% chose family reunion as being prime importance for the country.

The current Skilled v Family visa ratio is near enough 70-30. I don't think it is actually much different to previous Labor governments.


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Has anyone seen this recent news article? If the figures quoted here by the former deputy secretary of the immigration department are correct we could all be in for a much longer wait than I had first imagined. If the current government get re elected it seems this is an inevitability.
The tactics used by the current government are questionable in their legality and if this government does not get voted out in the upcoming election I would be very keen to see the legality of their tactics tested in front of a federal court Judge.

https://independentaustralia.net/pol...#disqus_thread
The difficulty is that there is a cap on total migration, legally allowed, and therefore to increase family places would mean reducing skilled visa places.

This goes against what most Australians want, with 31% saying that having skills and qualifications that will allow them to find a job is the most important factor for immigration.

Only about 9% chose family reunion as being prime importance for the country.

The current Skilled v Family visa ratio is near enough 70-30. I don't think it is actually much different to previous Labor governments.

“By voting down amendments to s86 and s87 of the Migration Act (the capping powers), Parliament has twice (in 1989 and 1996-97) made it clear it expects visa applications for spouses of Australian citizens and permanent residents to be processed on a demand-driven basis.”

Thankfully in Australia it is our elected representatives in parliament that create and/or reject legislation and not opinion polls on single issues.


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Do you receive any updates? It has been very quiet recently. Does someone know if there has been any grants from Pretoria lately? I havent seen any in 2019 (on this forum)


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Compared to posts in previous years.


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“By voting down amendments to s86 and s87 of the Migration Act (the capping powers), Parliament has twice (in 1989 and 1996-97) made it clear it expects visa applications for spouses of Australian citizens and permanent residents to be processed on a demand-driven basis.”

Thankfully in Australia it is our elected representatives in parliament that create and/or reject legislation and not opinion polls on single issues.
8 February 2010
The announcement of a reform package designed to shift the skilled stream of the Migration Program from a supply driven to a demand driven program.
This seems to show that both Skilled Stream and Family stream are demand driven, but with a combined cap?

It seems not possible to allow both streams to have unlimited grants, based only on demand for them.

Do you have a solution that would allow both Skilled and Family stream to be accommodated within the overall cap.

With both Political parties following the same basic principle, 32.6% family visas during Labor, and 32.1% during Liberal, it seems an election change may not change anything in that respect..

However, Liberal issued 16.5% more family visas over a 6 year period (395,975 during 2013-2019), compared to 6 years under a Labor government (339,822 during 2007-13)


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Do you receive any updates? It has been very quiet recently. Does someone know if there has been any grants from Pretoria lately? I havent seen any in 2019 (on this forum)
Yes we recently got our visa grant on the 26th April 2019 from Pretoria.I am posting for the first time on this forum,but have followed it at regularly intervals.
Our timeline is as follows:
We lodged our application 19 December 2017. We front loaded everything by first week of January 2018 except medical for one of our son which wasn't requested then.(no agent used)
In August 2018 we sent inquiry about our application , only to be referred to application time frames on immi account .
Since then we heard nothing until 5th April 2019 when they requested additional information (s56): Medical for one of our sons and evidence of continued relationship. We duly sent the evidence requested on 16 April 2019, then 26 April we got grant /100. First entry is by 9 July 2019.
Time : 16 months .
It has been a trying period waiting endlessly but we kept faith .I hope all of you will also get you grants soon, cause have gone through same lengthy wait and its awful, and wouldn't wish it for any couples and families

By the way we regularly updated new evidence throughout the process.


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