Immigration News and Updates

2021 Federal Budget Overview
May 12, 2021

  Introduction The Federal Budget 2021-21 is aimed at ‘Securing Australia’s Recovery’ and re-growth following the devastations and informed by the lessons of the COVID-19 Pandemic – a more resilient and secure Australia. The budget announced a deficit of $106.6bnin 2021-22 (5% of the GDP) which is an improvement from the 202021 Budget (improved by

Important information to know when seeking help with a visa application
March 25, 2021

Message from Australian Department of Home Affairs From 22 March 2021, new legislation will take effect meaning that an Australian legal practitioner (lawyer) will be able to provide immigration assistance in connection with legal practice. This means that a lawyer may lawfully provide immigration assistance without being a registered migration agent. As a result of these

The end of dual regulation for Immigration Lawyers
March 23, 2021

In recognition of the fact that lawyers admitted to practice are sufficiently well versed to give legal immigration assistance and that the legal profession in Australia is well regulated in itself, on the 22 March 2021 the migration advice industry was de-regulated to enable all lawyers who hold an unrestricted Australian Legal Practising Certificate (APLC)

Visa Application Charge Fee waiver
October 25, 2020

In the release of the Federal Budget 2020-21, the Department of Home Affairs has made a new announcement where they will be refunding or waiving the Visa Application Charge. The below subclass will be able to receive a refund or a waiver. Visa category and subclasses Details of measure Pacific Labour Scheme (PLS) and Seasonal