One headline dominated the news on immigration in the third week of February 2018. We’re talking about the much-reported Tony Abbot’s comment on immigration cut and the backlash (or support) he received for that comment. One backlash stands out from the crowd came from the Treasurer, Scott Morrison. As you probably have known, the former…Details
Australian same sex partner visa A majority of Australians said “YES!” to same-sex marriage an Australian Bureau of Statistics’ poll published in November 2017. By December of the same year, the bill of same-sex marriage was passed in the Parliament, making Australia the 26th country that legalized same-sex marriage. Consequently, the change needs to be…Details
Australian insurance agency, CGU, released their Migrant Small Business Report today (January 22, 2017). The report is an eye opener, to say the least, on the rarely told stories about migrants in Australia and their relation vis-à-vis small business sector. It’s suffice to say the report is a worthy catalyst offering new perspective on immigration…Details
The year 2018 rolled in with much anticipated issues on visa and immigration. What are they and what to expect from those changes? Here are 2018 Australian visas and immigration update so far. Department of Home Affairs On December 20, 2017, the Department of Immigration and Border Protection upgraded itself into Department of Home Affairs.…Details
Australian permanent residency is a coveted status, particularly for foreign students in Australia. It just is. If you’re currently studying in Australia, you know what we’re talking about. If you are students planning to study in Australia, read closely for this post can aspire you for a better future. Before anything else, let’s take a…Details
Tu Do is the name of a boat that docked in Darwin in 1977. That name means freedom in Vietnamese. The boat had carried 38 passengers–later 30–across 6000 kilometers, from Vietnam to Australia (a 5170 km distance as the crow flies) with nothing but a simple compass and a torn map taken from a class room…Details
Got your Australian visa refused? Each year, the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) received millions of visa applications of various sub-classes. Needless to say, from those millions, only a fragment will be granted.Details
According to the Migration Institute Australia newsletter that we received per November 4, 2017, some amendments to immigration matters were scheduled in the Senate.
Administered by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection, one of the legislative instruments to be amended was what is called Public Interest Criterion or PIC 4020.