Inside track: Immigration – in the media, in practice and courts and published articles
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In the media
Charter flights remove New Zealand crims from Australia
– including senior bikie
A total of 31 New Zealand citizens have been removed from
Australia on two charter flights this week, after their visas were
cancelled on character grounds. Among the group was high profile
outlaw motorcycle gang member (16 July 2020).
Australian visa rejection overturned for boy with Down
syndrome and his family
A British family of five who were told they wouldn’t
be able to stay in Australia because one child’s health needs
would cost taxpayers too much is celebrating after the decision was
overturned (15 July 2020).
Funding support for temporary visa holders
The NSW Government will fund $4 million to support
temporary visa holders and specialist migrant and settlement
services during the COVID-19 pandemic (14 July 2020).
In practice and courts and publishing
Australia suspends ETA visas until further notice
The Australian Government has suspended processing of ETA
visas until further notice. Strict travel restrictions are in place
for all countries due to COVID 19. You should not apply for any
visa until checking the latest information.
Brunei; Canada; Hong Kong (SAR of China); Japan; Malaysia;
Singapore; South Korea; United States (18 July 2020).
New visa arrangements to provide further opportunities
for Hong Kong passport holders to remain in Australia, with
pathways to permanent residency – to enhance efforts to attract
businesses from HK
Temporary graduate and skilled workers will be offered an
additional five years of work rights in Australia on top of the
time they’ve already been in Australia, with a pathway to
permanent residency at the end of that period.
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