Legal News - March 2012

Divorce rate fluctuates over past 20 years
Date: Mar 30, 2012

There have been fluctuations in the amount of cases dealt with by divorce lawyers over the past 20....

Getting married? Make sure you write a will
Date: Mar 29, 2012

Writing a will is something that everyone should make time for - having a valid document in place helps avoid....

Knight Review leads to new set of changes
Date: Mar 28, 2012

Migration lawyers need to be aware of another set of changes to the Student Visa Program that have....

Amendments made to Migration Regulations 1994
Date: Mar 27, 2012

There have been a number of amendments to the Migration Regulations 1994, which migration lawyers will no doubt....

Clare to receive guidance on employer-sponsored visas
Date: Mar 26, 2012

Businesses and overseas workers in Clare may be in search of immigration lawyers following a seminar from Department....

Bid to build 'Big Sydney' with help of skilled migrants
Date: Mar 22, 2012

The role played by skilled migrants in building up critical mass for infrastructure development and economic momentum has been recognised....

SkillSelect promotions gear up as launch date approaches
Date: Mar 21, 2012

As the launch date for the new SkillSelect migration sponsorship program begins to draw near, more information is being made....

Migration compliance an important issue
Date: Mar 20, 2012

As immigration lawyers know, the legislation that relates to workplace relations and employer obligations is applicable to all....

Nearly 2 million visitor visa applications in the last quarter of 2011
Date: Mar 19, 2012

A new report has shown just how many migration applications Australia receives each year, with over 1.9 million visitor visa....

Asia-Pacific migration could be affected by climate change
Date: Mar 16, 2012

Noted as being the home to a large percentage of the world's population, the Asia-Pacific region has become the focus....

Mining projects continue to influence economy
Date: Mar 14, 2012

As reports continue to file in on the market turbulence experienced in Europe and certain parts of Asia, it is....

Points to consider when revoking a will
Date: Mar 13, 2012

The whole point of the estate planning process is to provide instruction and support to family members and....

Is a prenuptial agreement right for you?
Date: Mar 12, 2012

Planning a life together has been described by many as one of the most thrilling and romantic moves in any....

DIAC restructures permanent residency avenues
Date: Mar 09, 2012

The Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) has announced that it will be rolling out a number of changes to....

Student travel to Australia examined
Date: Mar 08, 2012

Why do so many international students choose to travel down under to pursue their tertiary education?

This was the question posed....

Australian survey shows business confidence on the mend
Date: Mar 07, 2012

As lawyers in immigration are aware, one of the leading uses of skilled migrant visas in the country....

Which bridging visa? DIAC advises on Bridging visas A, B & C
Date: Mar 06, 2012

Individuals who are waiting on the result of their application for a skilled migration visa to Australia may hold a....

Australian work and holiday visas now available to Argentinians
Date: Mar 05, 2012

The long-standing tradition of taking a year off at the end of studies has been supported by the recent introduction....

I Do Day supports marriage equality
Date: Mar 02, 2012

March 2 has been designated as national I Do Day in support of a growing movement to allow for same....