Discouraging pro-bono work?

With respect, is the Migration Agents Registration Application Charge Amendment (Rates of Charge) Bill 2019 (‘the Bill’) likely to discourage RMAs from giving immigration assistance (‘assistance’) solely on a non-commercial basis as individuals and therefore not in the best interests of consumers, especially the most vulnerable ones?

s 6 of the Migration Agents Registration Application Charge Act 1997 (‘the Act’) and Reg 5(1) of the Migration Agents Registration Application Charge Regulations 1998 (Regulations) currently impose a lower registration charge on RMAs who intend to give assistance exclusively on a non-commercial basis, so long as through a charitable organisation or for the benefit of the Australian community.

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