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Month: August 2019

Chinese students no longer coming to Australia to study – can India students replace them?

In an article from the Australian Financial Review today, it was suggested that Chinese students are no longer flocking to Australia to study at our universities. This is a worry – but we also need to know who will fill their spaces. Vice-Chancellor of Melbourne University has recently been in India trying to look at …

PNG refuses entry to man deported by Australia under ‘character test’ law

No one has ever said that immigration law was easy, and there are almost daily reminders at the moment about how true this sentiment is. It is made even more complex when overseas states and territories (ex or otherwise) are involved, as we can see from this story. We always welcome comment on these articles. …

A Stage 2 partner visa granted in just 8 weeks? Surely not!

‘Wins’ in our workplace are great, always great. We love getting visa grant notifications in our inbox. They are especially brilliant however when a stage 2 partner visa is granted in 8 WEEKS!! Yes, 8 weeks. Not the 2 years the DHA suggests. This truly amazing achievement was down to the unbelievably hard work put …

Revision to Migration Act could have massive impact on visa refusals

The Coalition is being warned that a renewed push to tighten the character test for visa holders could see a fivefold increase in the number of people facing deportation, with residents from New Zealand and humanitarian refugees disproportionately affected. The Morrison government has reintroduced a bill to change the Migration Act to provide grounds for visa cancellation or refusal …