MARA: RMA listed as authorised recipient; metadata

Section 312A requires RMAs to notify DHA if they are giving someone immigration assistance. MARA found RMA: owned a few businesses and nominated some employees under those businesses; listed himself as an authorised recipient, instead of RMA, in some of the nomination applications. In determining whether a file note provided to the MARA in response to a s 308 notice was created retrospectively just for the purpose of a MARA investigation, can MARA look at the metadata of the file note?

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

Some of the questions to the OMARA were as follows:

Question 1: In the nomination applications where the RMA was also the employer/nominator, was he required to notify the Department that he was giving immigration assistance?

Question 2: In determining whether a file note provided to the MARA in response to a s 308 notice was created retrospectively just for the purposes of a MARA investigation, can MARA look at the metadata of the file note?

The remainder of this article is only available to Case Law and Platinum subscribers.

Read our Terms & Conditions and upgrade below:

Monthly Subscriptions

Premium
Basic Content
Premium Content
-
-
$ 29 /month
Subscribe
Case Law
Basic Content
-
Case Law Content
-
$ 49 / month
Subscribe
Platinum
Basic Content
Premium Content
Case Law Content
Save $ 9 / month
$ 69 / month
Subscribe

Annual Subscriptions

Premium
Basic Content
Premium Content
-
Save $ 49 / year
$ 299 / year
Subscribe
Case Law
Basic Content
-
Case Law Content
Save $ 89 / year
$ 499 / year
Subscribe
Platinum
Basic Content
Premium Content
Case Law Content
Save $ 237 / year
$ 699 / year
Subscribe

 

Where GST applies, the above amounts are inclusive of GST.

Content Types

Basic Content includes basic news, some media articles and selected announcements.

Premium Content includes all our content, except for Case Law Content. In other words, it includes Basic Content, plus all our articles on legislative and policy changes, industry updates and the Migration Legislation Tracker.

Case Law Content includes Basic Content, plus case law summaries, analysis and extract, but does not include Premium Content.

Platinum Content includes Basic Content, plus Premium Content, plus Case Law Content. In other words, it includes ALL our content.

If you already have a Case Law or Platinum subscription, click on 'Login' below.