Posts archive for August, 2018

Dutton to retain Border Force. Immigration handed to new minister

https://www.sbs.com.au/news/peter-dutton-to-retain-border-force-when-immigration-handed-to-new-minister Q: Who is David Coleman? A: The 2018 Minister for Immigration who took over the role from Peter Dutton. How will Minister Peter Coleman change your visa prospects? Is he a better choice than Peter Dutton? Is splitting home affairs into two (border force and immigration) a smart move […]

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Recent PIC 4020 case: Incorrect Answers On Forms Made By Migration Agent

https://www.sbs.com.au/yourlanguage/punjabi/en/article/2018/08/15/international-student-loses-visa-due-agents-mistake This is a recent case where a Pakistani national used an migration agent in his home country of Pakistan to answer a question on an immigration form. Ultimately the Federal Circuit Court was of the view that the migration agent’s interpretation of the question and D answer in response […]

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Blaming a rising population is easy. Finding solutions is hard but it can be done

Blaming a rising population is easy. Finding solutions is hard but it can be done https://www.theguardian.com/business/grogonomics/2018/aug/12/blaming-a-rising-population-is-easy-finding-solutions-is-hard-but-it-can-be-done I agree with this well written article by Greg Jericho. “Yes the solutions to a growing population might be hard, but finding them is what they are paid to do. If they can’t, then […]

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Article: 9-year-old Indian Chess Prodigy Wins Visa Battle to Stay in UK: (Distinguished Talent Visa)

9-year-old Indian Chess Prodigy Wins Visa Battle to Stay in UK: Would he get a visa for Australia? https://www.news18.com/news/world/9-year-old-indian-chess-prodigy-wins-visa-battle-to-stay-in-uk-1840763.html In Australia the visa is referred to as the “Distinguished Talent” visa (subclass 858). The UK article refers to the same thing but use the phrase “exceptional talent”.

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