Australia unlikely to fully reopen border in 2021, says top official

Australia is unlikely to fully open its borders in 2021 even if most of its population gets vaccinated this year as planned, says a senior health official. The comments dampen hopes raised by airlines that travel to and from the country could resume as early as July. Department of Health …

Are you experiencing family and domestic violence?

What is family and domestic violence? Family and domestic violence is not acceptable under any circumstances. Family and domestic violence is any conduct that makes you fear for your or your family’s safety and wellbeing. Physical violence includes any violent behaviour that is directed at you, your family, pets or …

Latest update to Coronavirus Measures – Australia

LATEST NEWS: Updated 21 March 2020 The Prime Minister, state and territory Premiers and Chief Ministers met today (20 March 2020) for the National Cabinet and agreed to further actions to protect the Australian community from the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). The Chief Medical Officer provided the latest advice on …

Coronavirus Travel Restrictions – Australia

LATEST NEWS: Updated 20 March 2020 Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced that Australia is closing its borders to all non-citizens and non-residents. “The entry ban takes effect from 9pm AEDT Friday, 20 March 2020, with exemptions only for Australian citizens, permanent residents and their immediate family, including spouses, legal …

Bupa Medical Visa Services – Corona Virus Update

BUPA has the following message on its online booking site Important message from Bupa Medical Visa Services In light of the current COVID-19 situation and to ensure we can meet Australian Government guidelines, we are currently not taking new bookings and are rescheduling some existing bookings. New bookings will become …

International Student Complaints – Who To Contact?

International students can complain about their education agent or their college or university if they think they have been treated unfairly or if the quality of their training is unsatisfactory. In all cases, the student should go to their education provider to discuss their problem first. Under Australian law, all …

No passport needed with streamlined SmartGate processing

From 17 November 2018 there will be no need for many travelers to show their passport when travelling through Australian international terminals. In particular, the amendments will reduce the processing burden for travellers at international ports using a SmartGate (or other authorised system) by removing the requirement to present a …

Gay Immigration Lawyer and Registered Migration Agents

We know that only by speaking to a gay immigration lawyer or registered migration agent do LGBT migrants really receive the knowledge and expertise they need while experiencing the sensitivity and confidentiality necessary to handle the variety of legal issues they face.  Many migration firms claim to be gay-friendly, but …