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DHA Visa Fee increases as of 1st July 2019

The department of Home Affairs has announced that a 5.4 percent Visa Application Charges (VAC) increase in fees will apply to applications made on or after 1 July 2019 on most visa subclasses. We may be able to lodge an application on your behalf before the fee increase, but you would need to be quick! …

Singletons to benefit in the visa points system update

The points system for Australian visas is due to change in November of this year, with single men and women set to benefit. According to the new rule, applicants who do not have a spouse or de facto partner will get 10 extra points. In the new legislation (read more here), it suggests “points are …

Indian population increases 30% in just 2 years

After England and China, India ranks third on the list of residents born overseas according to the latest figures by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. The Indian population in Australia has exponentially grown in the last two years according to the latest figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). The ABS’s preliminary estimates suggest there …

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 …

Partner visa backlog continues

Former Immigration Department Deputy Secretary, Abul Rizvi, has reported in an article published in The Independent that Peter Dutton cut down on the number of partner visas available. This action has created a backlog of 80,000 applicants. At end June 2018, the Government had allowed a backlog of over 80,000 “Partner visa” applications to build up. …

Relief for local family who are now permanent residents

We love good news stories here at TranQuill Legal and this is certainly one of them. A family from Queanbeyan have lots to thank Immigration Minister David Coleman for as they are now permanent residents of Australia. The Wangchuk family’s visa had expired in April after an application for permanent residency was rejected by the …

May Madness – 20% off Initial Consultation Fees

May can be a bit of a depressing month in Canberra. Thinking of bringing your family out to Australia to join you so you can share the frosty mornings and dark days with loved ones?!. Or perhaps you love winter and want to move here permanently? Why not get the ball rolling with a fantastic …

Australians support immigration says poll

According to a recent poll undertaken by Essential Media commissioned by SBS, a slight majority of Australian voters believe immigration has made Australia a better place. The poll found 51 per cent of respondents thought immigration was “generally positive” for the country, 35 per cent believed it was “generally negative” and 14 per cent were …

Australian Immigration 1901-1916

This is a good piece from the Sydney Morning Herald about the countries that Australia’s migration program has welcomed since 1901. Great little interactive chart too which is quite revealing on the changing state of the Australian population. One country does of course remain the biggest ‘sender’ of migrants, but it’s probably not a great …

Labor and Liberal pre-election pledges

What are the Labor and Liberal leaders claiming in their pre-election pledges when it comes to migrant workers and small businesses in Australia?  Outlined in this article, taken from The New Daily, are a few elements that have been suggested by the leaders. What do you think?   Labor leader Bill Shorten will on Tuesday …