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Australia and Hungary sign a new Work and Holiday (subclass 462) visa arrangement

On 24 February 2016, Australia and Hungary signed a Work and Holiday Memorandum of Understanding, establishing a reciprocal Work and Holiday visa (subclass 462) arrangement… Read More

Kiwis are being deported from Australia at a Rate of Knots – what about their Australian children? Some of the issues….

Recent immigration cases have proven that long-term residency in Australia does not prevent a New Zealand citizen from having their visa cancelled. Under new laws,… Read More

Prolonged Detention Labelled as ‘State-Sanctioned Child Abuse’

The morality of processing asylum seekers offshore has been under fire for a long time, and even more so now with the anticipated return of… Read More

Exemptions from waiting periods canned for migrants seeking Centrelink

A lump of coal has appeared under the Christmas tree of many new Australian residents, with the Government’s mid-year budget update containing a new cut… Read More

Controversial New Laws Mean Dual Nationals can be Stripped of Australian Citizenship

In the final night of Parliamentary sitting for 2015, the Australian Government passed the Australian Citizenship Amendment (Allegiance to Australia) Bill. This controversial Bill means… Read More

Federal Court Decision – Still time to lodge Review applications against old 457 Visa refusals

The Full Federal Court has now overturned the widely unpopular decision in the case of Lee v Minister for Immigration and Border Protection. Previously,… Read More

Australia Set to Crack Down on Refugees

A leaked, confidential Department of Immigration document reveals that the government intends on implementing a more intense screening process for refugees. The report cites recent… Read More

The Government’s School Tuition Fee for 457 Visa Holders Receives an “F” for failure!

In 2015 the Western Australian government introduced a school tuition fee requiring Subclass 457 Visa holders to pay $4000 per family in addition to… Read More

Paying your way through your 457 visa may land you in hot water

Have you ever been tempted to pay an employer to sponsor you? Perhaps you’ve been solicited by employers looking to gain an advantage by… Read More

Governments have to be fair – even when cancelling a visa granted to a Doctor who molested teenagers at his hospital!

Government departments must behave fairly. It does not matter who you are or what you have done. When a government employee makes a decision, they… Read More