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Breaking News: Visa 408 & COVID-19
April 6, 2020

GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCES NEW VISA OPTION FOR TEMPORARY VISA HOLDERS IMPACTED BY CORONAVIRUS The Department of Home Affairs is in the process…

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Employer Sponsored Visas and COVID-19
March 27, 2020

Be careful laying off staff who hold sponsored employment visas during the COVID-19 era. Businesses that employ sponsored visa holders may…

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Criminal Charges and Your Visa
March 27, 2020

The Department of Home Affairs is attempting to deal with a broad range of issues that are all arising urgently as…

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Covid-19 and Your Visa
March 23, 2020

In this difficult time, Coronavirus is affecting many aspects of our lives. Temporary visa holders and visa applicants need to carefully…

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Powers of the Department of Home Affairs
October 28, 2020

It is crucial to consider your visa circumstances when seeking assistance for criminal matters. Any sentence of imprisonment (suspended or immediate)…

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Visa Cancellation and Immigration Detention
October 21, 2020

Commonly, clients are surprised by the system they face when criminal charges impact their visa status.  Our Mitchell Simmons attempts the…

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The relationship between criminal and migration law
September 24, 2020

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MSM Legal welcomes a new team member: Solicitor Katie Wren.
September 22, 2020

Katie’s analytical nature and people-centred approach are certain to be an asset for our clients and we are delighted to welcome…

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Business Innovation and Investment Visa 188: Am I Eligible?
August 31, 2020

If you want to manage a business or invest in Australia, you may be eligible for a Business Innovation and Investment…

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Can a criminal offence lead to the cancellation or refusal of your visa?
August 6, 2020

Section 501 (6) and (7) of the Migration Act have led the Department of Home Affairs to look at the cumulative…

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5 things you should know about Australian Partner Visas
July 28, 2020

There are many important things to consider when applying for a partner visa in Australia: Same-sex relationships, de facto marriages, and…

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Breaking News: Unlawfully Detained for 615 Days
May 25, 2020

SIGNIFICANT FEDERAL COURT JUDGMENT FINDS MIGRATION CLIENT UNLAWFULLY DETAINED FOR 615 DAYS In a breakthrough judgment handed down by Justice Besanko…

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Alex Robinson, Announced as finalist in 30 under 30 Awards for Migration
May 6, 2020

This week, Alexandra Robinson was announced as a 2020 finalist in the 30 under 30 Awards (Migration Category) – an annual…

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