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Inside track: Immigration

10 December 2018

#Immigration Law

Inside track: Immigration

In the media

Australian citizenship approvals double compared to last year
According to the latest government figures, more than 45,500 citizenship applications were finalised between July and October 2018, of which 39,000 applications were granted Australian citizenship (06 December 2018).  More...

Minister clarifies misstated 'fact' used in argument to draw more migrants to regions
The minister tasked by the Prime Minister to "bust" congestion has massively inflated the number of skilled migrants moving to Melbourne and Sydney (06 December 2018).  More...

Politicians may be panicking about immigration. Australians are not
A heightened sense of crisis has shaken but not shattered our confidence in multiculturalism, reveals the Scanlon Foundation’s 2018 Mapping Social Cohesion Report (03 December 2018).  More...

Appointments to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal
The Attorney-General has announced 33 new appointments to the AAT. All have been appointed as part-time members, allowing them to be called upon by the AAT as needed to ensure the caseload within the Migration and Refugee Division is appropriately managed (30 November 2018).  More...

Government delivers new Temporary Sponsored Parent Visa
The Senate has passed the Migration Amendment (Family Violence and Other Measures) Bill 2016 which includes provisions to introduce the new visa that will allow parents to visit their families in Australia for a continuous period of up to five years. The new Temporary Sponsored Parent visa will assist families to reunite while ensuring that taxpayers are not required to cover additional costs (28 November 2018).  More...

Contacts:

Brisbane
Rachel Drew, Partner 
T: +61 7 3135 0617 
E: rachel.drew@holdingredlich.com 

Cairns
Rebecca Macmillan, Registered Migration Agent
T: +61 7 4230 0412
E: rebecca.macmillan@holdingredlich.com

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