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Australian Citizenship 2017: There are Lessons to be learnt from History
July 13, 2017

Australian citizenship was only introduced in 1949, with the introduction of the Nationality and Citizenship Act 1948 (Cth) (herein known as the ‘Nationality and Citizenship Act’) on Australia Day 1949. Prior to this, Australian residents were deemed ‘British subjects’. Indeed the sense of nationalism to Australia’s British heritage was so strong that there was a

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What should I do if my visa is about to expire?
July 6, 2017

If your visa is about to expire, you have to explore your options. The first question to ask is whether you have the right to remain in Australia.   Departing Australia[1] If you are not an Australian citizen, you must hold a valid visa for the duration of your stay and depart no later than

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Visa Condition 8503
July 6, 2017

Under the Migration Regulations 1994, Schedule 8, a visa may be subject to what is known as a visa condition. This is essentially a restriction on certain things during the course of your visa, and depends on the type of visa that you have. Some examples of visa conditions are:[1] 8101 The holder must not

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Further 1 July 2017 changes
July 3, 2017

The 1st of July, 2017, marked the next stage of changes to Immigration Law in Australia. Following are 2 media releases by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) which outline the various occupational caveats as of July 1 2017, as well as the Skilled Migration changes. Interim guidelines on occupational caveats for 1

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