MARA: “provision of unlawful migration assistance”

OMARA: "I am satisfied that the Agent knowingly entered into arrangements that facilitated the provision of unlawful migration assistance... I have taken into account that the applications submitted to the Department on behalf of these sponsors were handled through the Agent’s business and that she was the nominated migration agent. It follows that I am satisfied the Agent knew, else ought to have known, immigration assistance was provided unlawfully in relation to their respective matters".

To avoid doubt, the writer is not expressing an opinion on any conduct (or omission) on the part of the practitioner or anyone else nor on the OMARA’s decision. This article is a mere extract of a decision and should not be interpreted in any other way.

As has become more and more frequent, one of the complaints against the RMA was made by the Department itself.

Although this decision involves several findings, this articles focuses solely on the OMARA's finding regarding the "provision of unlawful migration assistance"...

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