Supporting Marriage Equality

Embark Migration strongly supports marriage equality.  We stand by the belief that same-sex couples should enjoy the same legal rights as inter-sex couples in their relationship. On 11 February 2017, Australians will head to polling stations to have their vote on the government’s same-sex marriage plebiscite. The team at Embark …

Is Lulu Jemimah’s English good enough? Immigration not convinced

Lulu Jemimah speaks and writes English better than many Australians. But the 30-year-old graduate is soon to be forced to return Uganda because, in the words of the decision maker at the Department of Immigration and Border Protection, “I am not satisfied that the applicant has competent English”. Ms Jemimah’s case is …

New Child Safeguarding Framework released by DIBP

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) has released its Child Safeguarding Framework which outlines the Department’s principles, policies and procedures for staff and contracted service providers to safeguard children who receive its services.  The Department recognises that children are inherently vulnerable and the Framework is designed to provide consistency of services and care to …