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Prosecution of unregistered agent for facilitating
An unregistered migration agent was sentenced for migration fraud
offences in the Magistrates Court of Victoria, after providing
false documentation to visa applicants in return for money. The
prosecution is the result of an investigation by the Department of
Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) into unlawful migration
assistance to visa applicants (13 August 2014). More...
New visa arrangement with Poland commences
Young people from Australia and Poland will have the opportunity
to experience a slice of each other's culture, with a
reciprocal work and holiday visa arrangement between the two
countries commencing tis week (01 August 2014). More...
Action at last on Designated Area Migration Agreements:
The Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry welcomes the
report that the Northern Territory Designated Area Migration
Agreement (DAMA) is close to implementation. The DAMA replaced the
proposed Regional Migration Agreements (RMA) which had been
announced as policy some years ago but not implemented (11 August
Control of migration fraud requires greater
The Migration Institute of Australia (MIA), the peak professional
organisation for registered migration agents in Australia, believes
that the reports in today's media of migration fraud raise
serious concerns about the level of funding governments provide to
the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP),
particularly in dealing with unregistered migration advice (07
August 2014). More...
Head of Immigration defends department against visa
Immigration head Martin Bowles has defended his department amid
allegations of widespread visa fraud. Afghan visa applications are
alleged to have a similar rate of suspected fraud, and there are
concerns about criminal and national security implications (07
Migration advice industry over regulated for legal
The legal profession is the most comprehensively regulated
profession in Australia, and mandatory dual regulation of legal
professionals providing immigration advice and assistance is an
avoidable and unnecessary cost to governments, the profession and
the community, and should be ceased immediately (06 August 2014).
Published – articles, papers, reports
Migration trends key indicators report: June
Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (New Zealand): 15
This report summarises key indicators of migration trends in New
Zealand for the 2013/14 financial year, focusing on migration
flows, the New Zealand Residence Programme (NZRP), and temporary
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