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Top Tips When Using Australian Migration Agents

By |April 23rd, 2014|

Well hello there :bye: Gosh it’s quiet on the news front at the moment. In fact so quiet that the only Australian Immigration news appearing in my customised Google news feed references the fact that Australian Immigration may linked to drinking dry spell. Serious news indeed!!

To be fair this is pretty big news for […]

Australian Immigration Legislation Changes Effective January 1, 2012

By |December 22nd, 2011|

Its getting to that time of year again so worth noting that effective January 1, 2012, the following amendments of the legislation under the Australian immigration will be implemented.

Amendments to remove the discretionary ‘Assurance of Support’ requirement from certain Partner Visas.
Amendment of Australian Citizenship Regulations 2007 relating to the Payment of Fees in Foreign […]

More migration scams making headlines

By |July 27th, 2009|

So I’ve just been reading a story on the ABC website about a young Indian reporter who was attacked after going undercover to reveal migration and education scams

The woman, who was reporting under cover for Australia’s ‘Four Corners’ program at the time, was subjected to threats during the making of the program and was attacked over the weekend. Police have been notified.

Whilst filming for the program, the reporter went to two different migration agents posing as someone wanting to pass an English Language Test (IELTS) without having the skills. To assist here in her attempts to pass the exam she said she was willing to buy a fake work certificate. She was able to do both if she paid between $3,000 and $5,000.

Some Indian students, principally in Melbourne and Sydney, have been subjected to violent attacks which have tainted Australia’s reputation as an education provider. The actions of those responsible could never be justified but having said that, something positive may well come out of this after all. […]