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Category: Migration

How Australia’s coronavirus crisis could reshape the treatment of temporary migrants

Various groups and peak bodies have made submissions to a parliamentary inquiry examining Australia’s temporary migration program and its impact on the economy. There are calls to make migration a critical focus of Australia’s coronavirus recovery and better support visa holders left exposed during the pandemic.  The pushes have been made in new evidence to …

Almost 20,000 refugees could lose their jobs in Australia

A new academic report commissioned by the Refugee Council of Australia suggests thousands of refugees and asylum seekers will lose their job as a result of the coronavirus economic downturn, with many at risk of homelessness. Read more in this worrying article from SBS: https://www.sbs.com.au/news/almost-20-000-refugees-could-lose-their-jobs-in-australia-this-mother-of-two-is-one-of-them

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

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

Will the UK follow the Australian ‘points-based’ immigration system?

Australia is known as one of the toughest countries to get working visas for, partially because of its stringent points-based immigration system. It seems that the UK are planning to follow suit, but will this alienate the key workers who have given so much during the Covid-19 pandemic? Read this article from the UK Guardian …

How refugees succeed in visa reviews

How do refugees succeed in visa reviews? What are the best chances of success? It has now been shown to be true that asylum seekers with legal representation are seven times more likely to succeed before the government tribunal tasked with reviewing refugee cases than those who represent themselves. Thanks to the excellent news source …

Australia’s migration intake to fall 85 per cent due to coronavirus

According to Scott Morrison, Australia’s migration intake is likely to fall by 85 per cent due to coronavirus. Australia’s overseas migration intake is expected to shrink by more than 85 per cent on 2018-19 levels next financial year due to widespread travel bans brought on by the coronavirus. Addressing the media following Friday’s national cabinet …

Covid-19 UPDATE – for Migration Clients

Please note that we at TranQuill Legal are working in accordance with the new ACT government guidelines regarding helping to contain the spread of the Covid-19 virus. As of now, we are unable to offer face-to-face migration consultations, until further notice. We will be providing our services by phone or skype. Please call the Canberra …