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Category: Migration

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 …

Immigration boosts house prices – new survey reveals

New migrants moving to capital cities and major regional centres are helping to boost house prices by as much as $6500 each year, a new study has revealed. In cities where the new migrant population grew by 1 per cent each year, house prices likewise rose by 0.9 per cent, according to the study titled The Impact of …

Contract cheating in Australian universities

In an article published this week by SBS News, a world of illicit ghost-writing across Australian universities has come to light. Ghost writers, often from China, are assisting international students with poor English with their essay writing, many claiming a ‘100% pass rate with zero risk of discovery’. What is the Australian government doing to …

Big driver licence change for international students, visa holders

I wonder – will any of the following regulations come in to force in the ACT any time soon? What do you think about these new laws? New road safety regulations in Victoria could leave many temporary visa holders, including foreign students, unable to drive using their overseas licence if they do not get a …

New Humans of Australia

Please note – we are not affiliated with the organisation ‘New Humans of Australia’ in any way and are not being paid to promote their work, but we do feel this a worthy cause and the stories are very interesting. Here is just one such story about the horrors people go through to try and …

Lure of cities too strong for regional Australia to keep migrants

Over four decades, country towns have mostly failed to retain migrants, according to the most comprehensive snapshot of Australian migration ever collated. And this trend of migrants moving to the cities appears to be increasing, despite repeated government efforts to make life in the regions more appealing. Professor James Raymer, who led a team of …

What it’s like to be an LGBTIQ+ asylum seeker in Australia

Like many refugees, Tina Dixson and her partner Renee’s decision to seek asylum in Australia was a matter of life or death. The couple had been working as LGBTIQ+ advocates in their home country (the location of which they are unable to disclose for safety reasons) and internationally for years before they made the difficult …