Changes to the occupation lists

Updates to the occupation lists for temporary and permanent skilled visas come into effect from 17 January 2018. The changes will apply to applications made on or after 17 January 2018 and will not affect existing nominations or applications made prior to this date. In the case of points-tested visas, the changes will apply to invitations issued on or after 17 January 2018. A summary of the proposed changes can be found on the Department’s website. More...

Maharjan v Minister for Immigration and Border Protection [2017] FCAFC 213

MIGRATION – alleged fraud committed on a visa applicant during the visa application process – whether Federal Circuit Court failed to consider whether fraud had invalidated the visa application or the visa application process – application of Singh v Minister for Immigration and Border Protection [2016] FCAFC 141 and Gill v Minister for Immigration and Border Protection [2016] FCAFC 142 – consideration of Trivedi v Minister for Immigration and Border Protection [2014] FCAFC 42; (2014) 220 FCR 169 – appeal allowed. PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE – application for leave to amend notice of appeal – whether appellant should have leave to raise a new ground not run below – leave granted.