Legal News - May 2012

Green light given to first Enterprise Migration Agreement
Date: May 31, 2012

The go-ahead has been given by the Australian government to its inaugural Enterprise Migration Agreement (EMA), which has been granted....

Is divorce the only answer to your marital problems?
Date: May 30, 2012

The breakdown of a marriage can be a difficult time not only for both parties involved, but also children and....

Skilled migration addresses Three Ps
Date: May 29, 2012

Skilled migration in Australia is a crucial way to address the so-called Three Ps that have long been a staple....

Chris Bowen announces Significant Investor visa program
Date: May 28, 2012

A new visa program designed to attract investors to Australian shores will have a number of economic benefits, according to....

Avoid dispute with a legally-sound will
Date: May 25, 2012

Seeking the assistance of a wills and estate lawyer can help you produce a document that is legally sound and....

Increase in skilled migration needed, report finds
Date: May 24, 2012

There is a growing need for skilled migrants to fill positions that there are not enough Australians with the right....

Immigration health restrictions to be relaxed?
Date: May 22, 2012

Changes to the health restrictions imposed on some potential immigrants may soon be changed so that more people with medical....

Seek advice on intercountry adoptions
Date: May 21, 2012

The adoption process can be difficult to navigate at the best of times, but adopting a child from overseas can....

Enrolment drive successful at US skilled migrants job fair
Date: May 18, 2012

Migration lawyers may soon find themselves dealing with a number of skilled migrants from the US, as an....

4.5 million people granted Australian citizenship
Date: May 17, 2012

Since the first citizenship ceremony was completed in 1949, a total of 4.5 million people have become Australians, the latest....

Immigration officers to attend Xstrata Mount Isa Mining Expo
Date: May 16, 2012

Individuals who want to gather some information before taking on the expertise of migration lawyers may want to....

Protect your assets with a testamentary trust
Date: May 14, 2012

There are various ways to protect our assets after we are gone, but seeking family law adviceon a testamentary trust....

Gov't seeks to increase migration program
Date: May 10, 2012

The migration program will be increased during the coming financial year, as efforts are made to fill skills shortages in....

Regional seminars address immigration concerns
Date: May 09, 2012

Over the next few weeks, officers from the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) will be visiting a series of....

Act sooner rather than later if your visa has expired
Date: May 08, 2012

Individuals who have overstayed their visa are advised to seek the advice of lawyers in immigration as soon....

DIAC visa pricing model to change in 2012 and 2013
Date: May 07, 2012

A new pricing model set out by Australia's Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) will see new changes to permanent....

South Australia to receive immigration visits
Date: May 07, 2012

Officers from the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) will be visiting South Australia later this month to provide advice....

DIAC to clarify new SkillSelect register in Darwin
Date: May 03, 2012

With major reforms to Australia's skilled migration program set to come into effect from July 1 this year, representatives from....

Brits make up more than 25% of 457 visa holders
Date: May 02, 2012

More than one-quarter of all people currently residing in Australia on a 457 visa are from the United Kingdom, according....