June, 2015
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How many people are migrating to Australia?

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection have released their annual report detailing exactly how many people visited and moved to Australia between 2013-2014.  The report allows the government to evaluate the required administrative infrastructure and also of any increase in one particular field of visitors/migrants. Across the board, the number of people coming to […]

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Government moves to increase Chinese Tourism

A free trade agreement between Australia and China was officially signed earlier in the month cementing the Australian government’s commitment to increasing trade and tourism between the countries. The agreement was signed by Minister for Trade and Investment Andrew Robb and Chinese Commerce Minister, Gao Hucheng.  Mr. Robb confirmed the benefit to the Australian economy […]

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How long will it take to process my Business Investment Visa?

When you have made the decision to move to Australia and/or invest in an Australian business, it can get frustrating if you are unsure on how long your visa application will take to process. This is when using a registered migration agent will come in handy. Using a migration agent will give you the best […]

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Business and Investment Visas Update

As we have discussed in previous articles, the Business Innovation and Investor Programme (BIIP) will have it’s announced changes come into effect from the 1st of July 2015. The major change relates to Austrade’s involvement in the programme in which Austrade becomes the sole nominator for the Premium Investment Visa (PIV) and an eligible nominator […]

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What happens if my visa is cancelled?

Immigration is an involved and sometimes tricky industry to understand, never more so than if your Australian visa is cancelled or changed.  Visa applications can be denied and existing visas can be cancelled for a number of reasons including: Changes in Immigration legislation Changes in visa holders circumstances Breach of visa terms and conditions (intentional […]

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Industrial action scheduled for Australian customs officers

It has been announced and confirmed that Immigration and Border Protection staff will be participating in industrial action across major international airports around Australia for all agents who are members of the Community and Public Sector Union and employed by the Australian Customs and Border Protection Services (ACBPS). The Union has been working closely with […]

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Migration Review Tribunal Update

The Migration Review Tribunal (MRT) is an administrative division of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection and was established to facilitate reviews of visa decisions made by the Department.  The MRT works closely with the Refugee Review Tribunal (RRT) and both bodies have the ability to not only review decisions made by the Department […]

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Government cracks down on illegitimate partner visas

Australia is a country known and embraced for both it’s lifestyle and acceptance of different cultures.  It has estimated that up to one third of marriages in Australia involved migrant spouses. With this increase in migrant spouses, the number of partner visas issued in Australia has doubled since the 1990’s. As with any visa application […]

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Why corporate migration services are important

If you have invested in a company or started a new business, you would appreciate the amount of research and legal documentation involved.  If you are wanting to invest in an international company or start up an overseas business, that necessary research and legal paperwork significantly increases. There are many different aspects to consider when […]

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Skilled Migration Council announces push for productivity

Assistant Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash recently announced the focus of the newly renewed Ministerial Advisory Council on Skilled Migration (MACSM). “One of the first tasks of the panel will be to review the composition of the Consolidated Sponsored Occupations List, with a view to increasing the productivity contribution […]

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