Client Choice Award: Best Visa Specialist – Australia

Client Choice Award: Best Visa Specialist – Australia

We are very happy to announce that we were the proud winners of the above award.

“It is a matter of pride to us that Acquisition International’s, 2015 Immigration Awards has  announced us as Best Visa Specialist – Australia for the year. It is real recognition of our dedication,  sincerity and hardwork that our satisfied clients have made this happen.” 

This came as a great surprise and we would like to thank those that nominated and voted for us!

For more information on the award and details please visit the link below.

Client Choice Award – Best Visa Specialist – Australia

Media Release: No support to sell visas to the highest bidder

The Migration Institute of Australia is confident the Productivity Commission has come to the right conclusion that immigration to Australia should not be primarily price-based.

This recommendation is one of several released today as part of the Productivity Commission’s draft report Migrant Intake into Australia. The report undertakes a thorough analysis of the current system of migration ranging from the categories of migration to the monies that people should be required to pay to migrate to Australia.

Read the full media release here

Source: MIA News

Media Release: More scrutiny is needed to ensure all foreign investmen

The Migration Institute of Australia (MIA) agrees with the Federal Government’s view that more needs to be done to ensure any foreign investment into Australia is secured with clean money.

As reported by the ABC’s 4 Corners program last night, there are areas where improvement could be made which the Federal Government is currently looking into. One item needing attention is tasking one area of the public service to be responsible for ensuring no corruptly gained money is invested into Australia.

Read the full media release here

Source: MIA News

MEDIA RELEASE – MIA welcomes announcement of 12,000 additionalplaces f

Migration Institute welcomes announcement of 12,000 additional places for Syrian and Iraqi refugees and additional funding for UNHCR 

The Migration Institute of Australia welcomes today’s announcement by the Prime Minister, the Hon. Tony Abbott, MP that Australia will accept a further 12,000 refugees from Syria and Iraq.

This figure is an addition to the annual humanitarian visa programme, which grants 13,750 people refugee status in Australia.

“The Prime Minister has shown leadership and compassion to people who are some of the world’s most vulnerable. Their lives have been torn apart by war and today Australia has acknowledged their desperation and said it will help them.” said Migration Institute of Australia National President Angela Chan FMIA. 

To read the full media release, click here

Source: MIA News

Media Release – Government must increase the refugee intake for Syrian

Government must increase the refugee intake and introduce a special humanitarian visa for displaced Syrians fleeing Islamic State

The number of Syrian refugees Australia accepts in the coming weeks must be in addition to the existing humanitarian visa allocation says National President of the Migration Institute of Australia Angela Chan FMIA.

“Australia must take its place on the world stage and accept a reasonable number of Syrian refugees and not just provide lip service. This is an emergency situation which should compel the Australian government to accept an increased intake of refugees in addition to the existing refugee visa allocation of 13,750,” said Ms Chan.

To read the full media release, click here

Source: MIA News

Media Release – 7-Eleven employment rights

The Migration Institute of Australia (MIA) welcomes the recent investigation and legal action being taken by the Fair Work Ombudsman into 7-Eleven franchisees. Some 7-Eleven franchisees have allegedly been severely underpaying their workers, many of whom are here on international student visas says MIA National President Angela Chan FMIA.

As detailed in the joint ABC 4 Corners and Fairfax investigation aired last night, it is alleged that 69 per cent of 225 audited 7-Eleven stores found ongoing payroll issues. In many of these stores, a half pay scam was being used where many workers were working 40 hours, but their submitted timesheets to 7-Eleven head office showed only 20 hours of recorded work. This resulted in these workers being paid as little as $10 per hour.

Read the entire media release here

 

Source: MIA News

Media Release – Setting the record straight on ChAFTA visas

The Migration Institute of Australia welcomes the Government’s signing of the bilateral China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA). ChAFTA will provide business and employment opportunities for Australians with one of the world’s largest economy, China. But the record needs to be set straight on the requirements of companies in securing visas for their skilled overseas workers.

The ChAFTA requires that employers will not be permitted to bring in skilled overseas workers unless there is clear evidence of a genuine labour market need, as determined by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP).

Read the full media release here.

Source: MIA News

Media Release – Multiculturalism is more than souvlaki, spring rolls a

Australia would not be the great and prosperous country it is today, if it were not for the contribution migrants have and continue to make for Australia’s benefit, says National President of the Migration Institute of Australia, Angela Chan FMIA.

Ms Chan’s comments come after Federal Member for Dawson, George Christiensen MP made a speech to Parliament in which he claimed multiculturalism had failed Australia.

Read the full media release here.

Source: MIA News

Media Release – Australian Citizenship Laws: Handle with care

Any amendment of the Australian Citizenship Act 2007 must ensure that due process and natural justice is not forfeited, said National President of the Migration Institute of Australia, Angela Chan FMIA.

Ms Chan’s comments follow the Commonwealth Government’s announcement that the amendments would mean dual nationals who engage in terrorism could lose their citizenship even if they have not been convicted of a criminal offence of terrorism.

Read the full media release here

Source: MIA News