New 5-year subclass 870 sponsored parent visa

'Sponsorship applications can be lodged from 17 April 2019... Once a sponsorship application has been approved, a sponsored parent will be able to apply for a Sponsored Parent (Temporary) visa. Applications for the visa are intended to open from 1 July 2019'

Media release on RMAs & others

'A parliamentary inquiry has found ... unlawful RMAs ... are exploiting visa applicants'

Priority processing for regional areas

'Regional employers and skilled migrants wanting to live and work in regional areas will be given access to priority processing on visa applications'

SA calls for DAMA

SA Premier 'has called for the prime minister to consider expanding Designated Area Migration Agreements'

Agents ‘boasting of corruptly obtaining visas’

'The Government has shut down its visa processing operations in Iran after it was warned some migration agents were boasting of corruptly obtaining visas'

Detainee dies

'A male detainee at Villawood Detention Centre has died, the Australian Border Force has confirmed'

‘Fake migration agent arrested’

'A 30-year-old Australian woman was arrested on arrival at Sydney Airport [on 24 January], after an [ABF] and [AFP] investigation into migration fraud'

‘Strong growth in Australian citizenship’

'83% increase in citizenship applications finalised in the last six months of 2018 compared with the same period last year'

Aboriginal ‘cannot be treated as an “alien”‘

'Lawyers... say they will press for a legal precedent [at the High Court] that a "member of the Aboriginal race of Australia" under the constitution cannot be treated as an "alien"'

Canadian-style migration in NSW

'NSW Premier... will today continue her mission to turn immigration into a state issue, announcing a six-point plan to address the state's "ballooning population"'

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