Immigration News 2018
Top News about Immigration Matters from other sources in Australia
NZ airport travellers who don’t disclose phone passwords face $5k fine
Is Big Brother now a citizen of New Zealand. This article explores a new issue for everyone travelling to New Zealand. Will we, in Australia, soon be subjected to the same law requiring us to have over mobile phone passwords to border control individuals when arriving in Australia? Read more about NZ Airport Travel
Suicidal 12-year-old refugee on Nauru will die if not removed, doctors say | Australia news | The Guardian
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‘I’ve kept a very good list’: Peter Dutton threatens to dish dirt on Labor amid au pair scandal
Quite disappointing for Visa applicants who have done the right thing and who don’t have mates in the rich end of town. Read More about Peter Dutton Comments
Morning mail: pressure mounts on Dutton over au pair visas Australia news – The Guardian
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Dutton to retain Border Force. 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 by PM Scott Morrison? Read more about Petter Dutton comments
Aussies urged to send Dutton dirty potato
Some funnies for the weekend by Peter Dutton
Article: Peter Dutton and the other losers will be lucky to avoid seeing his career turn to ashes
David Crowe in today’s smh employer why former Minister for Home Affairs Peter Dutton will be lucky to avoid seeing his career turn to ashes Read more about Peter Dutton
Five terrorists stripped of Australian citizenship
Five terrorists stripped of Australian citizenship – dual nationals or people usually holding passports of two different countries can have their Australian citizenship cancelled in particular circumstances – this story is an example of the operation of the Minister’s citizenship cancellation powers. http://flip.it/IPM4nX
Melania Trump’s Parents Become U.S. Citizens, Using ‘Chain Migration’ Trump Hates
Melania Trump’s Parents Become U.S. Citizens, Using ‘Chain Migration’ Trump Hates: Family sponsored migration. In Australia, the family migration program is the same “chain migration” that Trump refers to in his tweets.The family migration program is increasingly used in Australia when skilled based migration and humanitarian migration programs are made more difficult to access.
Updated to story: Melania Trump’s immigration lawyer calls president’s attacks on ‘chain migration’ ‘unconscionable’
Rochdale grooming gang members face deportation after losing appeal
Rochdale (UK) grooming gang members face deportation after losing appeal: This is a UK story. In Australia, it is uncommon for Australian citizens, who are convicted of these sorts of crimes, to be stripped of Australian citizenship and then deported.
Deportation following “visa cancellation” for criminal conduct is however now common in Australia, though “citizenship cancellation” for criminal conduct remains relatively uncommon. There has been an increase in applications for Australian citizenship (and citizenship refusal decisions and appeals) in recent years because of the belief that Australian citizenship will insulate persons having a criminal record from visa cancellation, immigration detention, and deportation from Australia.
Nilesh Nandan is an Australian immigration lawyer who advises on visa cancellation, visa refusal, citizenship and deportation from Australia. http://flip.it/KXUAec
Australia’s population to hit 25 million for first time
Australia’s population to hit 25 million for first time. http://flip.it/5SmmmB
‘I want them out’: Dutton slams AAT over more shock deportation U-turns
Parent visas: Sponsorship rules reset as government completes backflip
Parent visas: Sponsorship rules reset as government completes backflip https://search.app.goo.gl/bEQBd
Good News For Children in Detention
Operation ongoing to remove children from Nauru. There will inevitably be a chorus of criticism. No doubt some will say that it will encourage smugglers to market aid to families (more so than individual asylum seekers), at higher fees for passage.
Recent PIC 4020 case: Incorrect Answers On Forms Made By Migration Agent
his 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 to the question was not simply a mistake or accidental or inadvertently made.
The full text of this student visa refusal case can be found at: Read More
Indonesian working holiday visas to rise
May be interest to Australian employers and will be welcome news for Young Indonesians. Read More about Working Holiday Visa
ACT government knew about visa problem in April, didn’t act until June
Wouldn’t it be a very different world if visa compensation claims could be effectively made against the government for negligent immigration-related decisions? Read More about ACT Government
New visa could keep migrants in regional Australia
The difficulty is in the monitoring of the “stay away from the rest of us” rule and legitimacy of rules restricting freedom of movement within our Federation. Read more about Regional Migrations
Coalition should limit immigration to win the next election: Abbott | SBS News
Former Prime minister Tony Abbott has again offered political advice to the successor Malcolm Turnbull, saying voters would support cuts to immigration levels and reduce spending on climate policy. Read More
457 Visa Abolished – Announced by Malcolm Turnbul
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 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 we should elect someone who can, not someone who wants us to re-elect them because they are seeking cover by blaming others.“ Read More
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? 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”. Read More
Article: Saudi Arabia is pulling thousands of students from Canada in an escalating human rights feud
Article: Occupation ceiling for 2018-19 skilled migration announced: points test
Occupation ceiling for 2018-19 skilled migration announced – Will the visa points test for Australia get harder next year. http://flip.it/nzcNL3