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Inside track: Immigration

27 November 2018

#Immigration Law

Inside track: Immigration

In the media

Mixed response to ‘shared’ migration plan
Experts are divided over the Prime Minister’s plan for a bottom-up population policy involving state and local governments. The opinion of leading demographers is mixed over Scott Morrison’s plan for a new population plan “involving all levels of government,” which he says will likely lead to a cut in the current migrant intake (21 November 2018).  More...

Global Compact for Migration
The Government has announced that Australia will not adopt the Global Compact for Migration (Compact) in mid-December, stating the Compact is inconsistent with our well-established policies and not in Australia’s interest. The Compact fails to adequately distinguish between people who enter Australia illegally and those who come to Australia the right way, particularly with respect to the provision of welfare and other benefits (21 November 2018).  More...

PNG-born Australians face statelessness despite years calling Australia home
When it was an Australian territory, people born in what is now Papua New Guinea were automatically Australian citizens. Now, after years calling Australia home, many of them have been forced to prove their citizenship or potentially be left stateless (18 November 2018).  More...

Regional migration approvals stalling ahead of new five-year bush visa
Regional visa approvals have fallen to their lowest levels in a decade as the Federal Government prepares to introduce a scheme requiring new arrivals to work outside the major cities for five years (13 November 2018).  More...

Federal Government proposes changes to migration character test
The Federal Government has introduced the Migration Amendment (Strengthening the Character Test) Bill 2018 (Cth) (the Bill) on 25 October 2018. This Bill aims to make changes to the character test for prospective migrants to Australia for the purpose of ensuring increased safety to Australian citizens (13 November 2018).  More...


Rachel Drew, Partner 
T: +61 7 3135 0617 

Rebecca Macmillan, Registered Migration Agent
T: +61 7 4230 0412

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