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Inside track: Immigration

20 July 2020

#Immigration Law

Inside track: Immigration

In the media

Charter flights remove New Zealand crims from Australia – including senior bikie
A total of 31 New Zealand citizens have been removed from Australia on two charter flights this week, after their visas were cancelled on character grounds. Among the group was high profile outlaw motorcycle gang member (16 July 2020).  More...

Australian visa rejection overturned for boy with Down syndrome and his family
A British family of five who were told they wouldn’t be able to stay in Australia because one child's health needs would cost taxpayers too much is celebrating after the decision was overturned (15 July 2020).  More...

Funding support for temporary visa holders
The NSW Government will fund $4 million to support temporary visa holders and specialist migrant and settlement services during the COVID-19 pandemic (14 July 2020).  More...

In practice and courts and publishing

Australia suspends ETA visas until further notice
The Australian Government has suspended processing of ETA visas until further notice. Strict travel restrictions are in place for all countries due to COVID 19. You should not apply for any visa until checking the latest information.
Brunei; Canada; Hong Kong (SAR of China); Japan; Malaysia; Singapore; South Korea; United States (18 July 2020).  More...

New visa arrangements to provide further opportunities for Hong Kong passport holders to remain in Australia, with pathways to permanent residency - to enhance efforts to attract businesses from HK
Temporary graduate and skilled workers will be offered an additional five years of work rights in Australia on top of the time they’ve already been in Australia, with a pathway to permanent residency at the end of that period.  More...

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