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Ministerial intervention – Australian immigration law

I receive many enquiries from migration agents and lawyers seeking assistance with Ministerial intervention applications for their clients. What is a Ministerial intervention? When your visa has been refused by the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) there is provision in the Migration Act 1958 (Act) for the Minister to personally intervene…

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Partner Visa and Family Violence

In Australia, family and domestic violence is not acceptable. The Australian government including the Department of Home Affairs does not tolerate domestic and family violence in the community. The Family Law Act 1975 defines family violence in section 4AB as violent, threatening or other behaviour by a person that coerces…

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Minister of Religion visas

As a Minister of Religion, you can apply for a Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) visa (subclass 482) for up to four years or an Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS) visa (subclass 186) which is a permanent visa. You must be nominated by a Religious Organisation. The Migration Regulations 1994 state that…

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New health clarification for visas to ensure adequate health insurance

18 November 2017 sees the introduction of a new visa condition that will be attached to most temporary visas – Condition 8602. This Condition will require that the visa holder not have an ‘outstanding public health debt’. Additional amendments to the Migration Regulations 1994 will also assist to clarify what…

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