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Month: June 2020

Trump suspends foreign work visas amid the downturn

Hopefully we have a Prime Minister here in Australia who is capable of seeing ‘the bigger picture’ and is aware of the essential need for foreign skilled workers in the long-term – unlike President Trump whom it seems who is soon to sign an executive order suspending foreign work visas during the downturn. The restrictions …

Hopes of family reunion confirmed and then dashed

When the Department of Home Affairs make ‘clerical errors’ that cause heartbreak to families, especially during these incredibly difficult times, it is so disappointing. Really feel for this family who had 10 minutes of joy only for their hopes of a reconciliation be dashed just as quickly. Read the full story from SBS here: https://www.sbs.com.au/language/english/heartbroken-family-stranded-outside-australia-gets-travel-exemption-for-ten-minutes-due-to-a-notification-error

How the search for an out-of-print book led a refugee to build a hit publishing company

Another ‘good news’ story from a refugee to Australia. Hard work, a positive attitude and a bit of luck create some great stories and this is one of those. Read more here: https://www.sbs.com.au/news/how-the-search-for-an-out-of-print-book-led-a-refugee-to-build-a-hit-publishing-company

Know what to expect from an Immigration Health Examination

Are you or your loved ones due to have an Immigration Health Examination soon but you are worried about what to expect? This short video from BUPA can help explain things for you: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z2Y-RpwZ8qs

International students could return to Australia next month if states open their borders

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has told states they must open their borders to Australians, before they can accept international students. Some international students could be allowed to return to Australia on a “pilot basis” as soon as next month but only if states agree to open their borders, Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced. Addressing …

Just what we need – a good news story for a change

When it seems there is only sadness and negativity in the press, it is so heart-warming to read a ‘good news’ story. The kindness of strangers can be overwhelming sometimes. Well done to the good Samaritans of Canberra! Read the full article here – https://www.sbs.com.au/news/insight/resettling-in-australia-i-thought-i-would-die-on-the-streets-of-canberra?fbclid=IwAR30Gof87EAm671P5Zj2Q-sePZlJip36AkAcxoFvx9emEQiQCkOXqPrSXaU

VISA FEES GO UP ON 1st JULY!!!

REMEMBER! All visa fees go up on 1st July. If you are thinking of lodging any type of visa this year – contact the TranQuill team TODAY to ensure you don’t miss out. Save $$$ by calling us on 02 6140 5311. Share this with all your friends or family who may be considering applying …

‘Neglect’ of temporary visa holders during Coronavirus

Temporary visa holders are being neglected by the federal government’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, refugee advocacy groups have told a parliamentary inquiry. Refugee support groups are experiencing a surge in demand for support services as those excluded from government coronavirus programs turn to them for help.  Groups including the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre have …