Humanitarian Visas: the Community Proposal Pilot is now OPEN until 29 July 2016!

Posted by on Jul 13, 2016
Humanitarian Visas: the Community Proposal Pilot is now OPEN until 29 July 2016!

The Community Proposal Pilot (CPP) is a national trial by the Australian government to allow communities to assist people to resettle in Australia under its Humanitarian Program. The CPP is once again taking Expressions of Interest from people with strong connections and support here in Australia. There are only 500 positions available. YOU MUST ACT NOW! Expressions of Interest cannot […]

Asylum Seekers: get all your documents & listen to your interview!

Posted by on May 29, 2016
Asylum Seekers: get all your documents & listen to your interview!

If you want to apply for a protection visa in Australia, you must have all the documents, recordings and information held by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (the Department) before you put in your visa application. This is especially important if you arrived in Australia by boat. Your lawyer or migration agent must make […]

Separated from your family by war, conflict, disaster or migration?

Posted by on May 15, 2016
Separated from your family by war, conflict, disaster or migration?

Today is International Day of Families, and we’re celebrating the importance of the family, in all its various guises, around the world. We’re also joining in the call for the widest possible protection and assistance for the family, in terms of human rights and social justice. On this day we’d like to acknowledge those people who are separated from their […]

Did you arrive by boat between November 2013 and April 2014?

Posted by on Feb 29, 2016
Did you arrive by boat between November 2013 and April 2014?

Then you should be getting an invitation to apply for either a 3 year Temporary Protection Visa (TPV) or a 5 year Safe Haven Enterprise Visa (SHEV). If you have not received an invitation, contact the Department of Immigration or your Caseworker, and make sure the Department has your correct address. You only have 28 […]

Changes to Australian Working Holiday visa extension

Posted by on Nov 10, 2015
Changes to Australian Working Holiday visa extension

From 31 August 2015, all applicants for a second Working Holiday visa (subclass 417) must provide pay slips with their application. This will help the Department of Immigration ensure that those on a Working Holiday visa are being paid properly, according to the law. Work undertaken on a voluntary basis or as an exchange for […]

Changes to Victorian Powers of Attorney Law

Posted by on Nov 10, 2015
Changes to Victorian Powers of Attorney Law

Powers of attorney are appointed to make decisions on your behalf if you are unable to, because of accident or illness, or if you just need support. From 1 September 2015, Powers of Attorney Law in Victoria changed to provide more protection and support when you take control of your personal and financial affairs. The […]