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To Appeal or Not to Appeal, That is the Question
a final judgment is made in a family law case, the parties have a short period
of time in which to lodge an appeal and should consult with a family lawyer
immediately afterwards to avoid missing out on a potential right to an appeal.
Often clients wil...

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Australia may introduce ‘mandatory’ provisional visas before permanent residency
Migrants coming to Australia may have to spend a certain
period of time on mandatory provisional visas before they are granted a
permanent residency. The Immigration Department is exploring this possibility
in a visa transformation discussion paper by invit...

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Subclass 187 RSMS is an alternative solution to Permeant Residence
The RSMS (Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme) has significant benefits as compared to other skilled migration pathways. RSMS has the widest occupations list of any skilled migration visa type. Any occupation at ANZSCO skill level 1, 2 or 3 can be used to a...

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Migration Law Update: Big Brother is Watching
One of the government’s recent announcements around the
Australian 457 Visa program which appears to have gone relatively unnoticed is
that from December this year the Department intends to start collecting tax
file numbers of 457 Visa holders and other emp...

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Myths of Child Support
Myth 1 : “ I don’t see
the kids, so I don’t have to pay child support.” Or “If you don’t pay child support, you won’t be able to see the kids .” The Family Law Act 1975 recognizes that it is in the best interests of a
child to have a meaningful relationship...

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457 Visa - Training Benchmark changes
Changes continue to be rolled out by the Department of Immigration & Border Protection (DIBP).  A recent change relates to the training benchmarks that 457 business sponsors are obliged to meet - this article explains how the changes impact employers. Bench...

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Employer Nomination Scheme (Subclass 186 Visa) - Changes Commence
Further to the announcement
earlier in the year by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection
(DIBP) the first wave of amendments to the Employer Nomination Scheme have been
released, with most changes taking effect from 1 July 2017.   The major ta...

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There is a large number of changes to migration law from July 2017 through to March 2018.  1st July 2017    Processing Fees Processing Fees are set to increase in line with the forecasted Consumer Price Index. Visa fees will be indexed annually from July 20...

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Would you sign a prenup if your fiance threatened to cancel the wedding?
Binding Financial Agreements (BFA’s) or prenups as they are commonly
known are meant to be voluntary, and each party must enter into the agreement
of their own free will, and not because they have been pressured into it by the
other party.  The High Court w...

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Partner visa changes
The Migration
Amendment (Family Violence and Other Measures) Bill 2016   proposed
that partner visa sponsorship applications would need to be lodged and approved
before the overseas partner visa application could be made. The Bill has not been enacted as it...
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