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As anticipated by Migration Law Updates on 18 April 2019, the Deregulation Bill has now officially lapsed, immediately before the commencement of the new Parliament. It will be up to the new Parliament whether to reintroduce it.
Tip Series: Is the Department required to backdate the time of grant of a BVA to the time of the respective substantive visa application? No. As a result, a last minute BVA application might result in clients being unlawful for hours and even days.
Tip Series - Visa Cancellation: it is commonly said that if a person's visa is cancelled, all other visas held by the same person are automatically cancelled. With respect, that is not the case.
Number of invitations remained the same at 110; invitation threshold remained the same at 80 points for visa subclass 189 and raised from 80 to 85 points for subclass 489
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According to the OMARA, the suspended RMA turned 'a blind eye to the activities of [a non-RMA], choosing to be ignorant of his conduct'. It seems that assistance by the non-RMA with skills assessment applications was considered by the OMARA to be 'immigration assistance', which only RMAs can provide.