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Inside track: Immigration

31 March 2021

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Inside track: Immigration

In the media

Week of action in Bundaberg region to support seasonal workers
A 36-year-old Malaysian national has been detained for being an unlawful non-citizen after he was allegedly found to be a key facilitator in the exploitation of foreign workers (27 March 2021).  More...

Enhanced access for migrants to English language tuition
Migrants will receive improved access to government-funded English language tuition following enhancements to the Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP), which will help more migrants reach higher levels of English language proficiency. The Immigration (Education) Amendment (Expanding Access to English Tuition) Act 2020 is a significant reform to the AMEP, and these reforms take effect from 19 April 2021 (23 March 2021).  More...

In practice and courts and publishing

Joint Standing Committee on Migration: Skilled migration in a post-COVID Australia - New inquiry into Australia’s skilled migration program is an important opportunity to examine broad settings behind the program
Skilled migrants make a vital contribution to Australia. The Committee will consider how we attract entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and highly skilled migrants to make Australia their first choice to invest, establish businesses and create jobs.
Submissions responding to terms of reference 1(a) and 2 will be accepted until 1 March 2021, while submissions addressing the remaining terms of reference will be accepted until 31 March 2021.  More...


Migration (Specification of Occupations and Assessing Authorities—Subclass 186 Visa) Amendment Instrument (LIN 21/009) 2021
23/03/2021 - This instrument amends Migration (LIN 19/049: Specification of Occupations and Assessing Authorities—Subclass 186 Visa) Instrument 2019 and updates the specified assessing authorities in relation to the following occupations: chief executive or managing director, corporate general manager, engineering manager, childcare centre manager and podiatrist.

Migration Amendment (Parent Visas) Regulations 2021
23/03/2021 - This instrument amends the Migration Regulations 1994 to assist applicants for certain parent visas who may be impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Biosecurity (Human Biosecurity Emergency) (Human Coronavirus with Pandemic Potential) (Overseas Travel Ban Emergency Requirements) Amendment (No. 1) Determination 2021
21/03/2021 – No longer in force

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