In the Australian Government's Migration Advisory Group

I’m please to have been appointed to this Advisory Group.
 
The Assistant Minister for Customs, Community Safety and Multicultural Affairs, the Hon Jason Wood MP, established the Migration Advice Industry Advisory Group (the Advisory Group) in October 2020. The Advisory Group provides expert advice to the Australian Government on matters relating to the migration advice industry, including potential reforms to the legislative framework governing the industry. This includes:
 
•Supporting the Review of Migration Agents Instruments: Undertaken by the Department of Home Affairs, including the Migration Act 1958 (the Act), the Migration Agents Regulations 1998 (the Regulations), and associated instruments.
•Improving the Migration Advice Industry: Providing advice on developing a world-class migration advice industry, including improvements to qualification standards, professional standards, and addressing misconduct and unlawful activity.
•Government Strategy Engagement: Shaping the Government’s strategy for engagement with the industry.
•Offering Comprehensive Advice: Providing fair and frank advice on all other matters related to the efficient functioning and future growth of the industry.
 
The Advisory Group conducts its meetings via teleconference at the request of the Assistant Minister. Members are not remunerated for their work or attendance at meetings and are required to cover any travel costs incurred. Membership remains in effect for a maximum of 12 months or until otherwise notified by the Assistant Minister, or the Department on behalf of the Assistant Minister, in writing. The group includes broad representation from the industry, academia, community, and government sectors.
 
Membership
 
The Assistant Minister appointed 26 experts to the Advisory Group following a public nomination process, for a maximum term of 12 months:
 
1.Bridget Cullen
2.Cecil Bass
3.David Prince
4.Grace Xie
5.Helen Duncan
6.Jackson Taylor
7.John Hourigan
8.Liana Allan
9.Libby Hogarth
10.Lisa Chanesman
11.Marianne van Galen Dickie
12.Mark Glazbrook
13.Mary Anne Kenny
14.Mateja Rautner
15.Megan Arends
17.Owen Harris
18.Peter Papadopoulos
19.Rashmere Bhatti
20.Sarah Dale
21.Teresa Liu
22.Thanushki Kankanange
23.Sahan Mawanane Hewa
24.Sonia Vignjevic
25.Valerie da Gama Pereira
26.Viola Ho

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