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Perth and Gold Coast now categorized as ‘regional areas’ to entice skilled migrants

Skilled migrants are now being encouraged to move to Perth and the Gold Coast as the Federal Government grapples with congestion in Australia’s three biggest cities. For the first time, the two destinations will be added to the list of locations migrants can move to on a regional visa. Immigration Minister David Coleman denied it …

For female migrant victims of family violence, their visa holder can often be their abuser

A new report has found migrant women on temporary visas who experience family violence are often left to suffer in silence because of fears they will be deported if they seek help. They’re some of the most vulnerable members of the community: Women, newly-arrived in Australia, who find themselves the victims of family violence. And …

The refugees rejected by Australia and Trump tried to refuse – now calling America home.

This article from The Washington Post is in many ways wonderfully heart-warming and is a ‘must read’ piece. However it does raise many questions about the treatment of refugees in general. https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/theyre-the-refugees-that-trump-tried-to-stop-but-now-theyre-here-and-theyre-becoming-americans/2019/10/12/7dd7a00e-e6d4-11e9-b7da-053c79b03db8_story.html Do you have friends or relatives overseas who are looking to come to Australia but want to choose the right path? Why not …

‘Endless wait’ for Australian citizenship despite significant increase in approvals

Australian citizenship approvals rose by 80 per cent with 145,000 applications approved in 2018-19, recovering from a 15-year low the previous year when they fell below 81,000 – a level not seen since 2003.  The Department of Home Affairs processed over 160,000 citizenship applications in 2018-19, approving over 145,000. Immigration and Citizenship Minister David Coleman …

ACT Occupation List – updated version available now

The ACT Government have just released the new Occupation List. This list identifies the skills that are currently in demand in Canberra (for skilled migration purposes). The ACT Occupation List is used to determine the eligibility for ACT support of the following programs: ACT nomination of a Skilled Nominated (subclass 190) visa. You can express …

Ration packs arrived for Refugee Challenge

As mentioned in a previous post, two members of the TranQuill Legal team, Bronwyn Huntley and Owen Harris, are taking part in the ‘Act for Peace Ration Challenge’ shortly and the ration pack has arrived. Despite the fact that they are going to be eating only what the pack provides and no diet coke, no …

TranQuill Legal’s support of Syrian refugees

It is that time of year again when the team at TranQuill Legal show support and solidarity for the Syrian refugees in Jordan, by raising money with the help of the Act for Peace Ration Challenge. Bronwyn and Owen will be eating rations as the refugees would for a week whilst raising money for a …

What’s in a name?

So we’ve been asked a few times recently ‘What is behind your company name TranQuill’? Well this is simple really and it stems from the fact that Owen Harris, owner/head lawyer/registered migration agent here at our company is also a notary public and therefore the ‘Quill’ element of our company name harcs back to the …

What’s new in Australian Immigration law for 2019? – PART 3 (bring the parents)

Are you an Australian resident migrant who is missing your parents? Well, plans are in the pipeline to ease this pain (for a cost). The Australian government is planning to introduce new 3 and 5 year visas that will allow parents of Australian citizens and permanent residents to join their adult children here. According to …

New TranQuill Blog coming soon

There is so much fascinating and important information flying around the migration and legal worlds, some of which we feel would be really worth while sharing with you lovely people.  We are preparing our blog currently and will get it up and running – filled with awesome news – soon,  so do come back for …