In the media

Australia's High Court stops Home Affairs from cancelling man's visa on character grounds
Legal advocates say the case of a Zambian man facing deportation for the second time is a sign of the Home Affairs department and its minister seeking to overstep their powers (04 February 2021). More...

Government secures 10 million additional doses of Pfizer jab and extends vaccine program to all visa holders
All visa holders in Australia will offered free access to coronavirus vaccines, as will people inside immigration detention who have had their visas cancelled (04 February 2021). More...

Second man removed from Australia after illegal Queensland rave
A second man has been removed from Australia after his visa was cancelled following an illegal rave in Queensland over the New Year period (29 January 2021). More...

In practice and courts and publishing

Further changes to support Family visa applicants
The temporary concession to allow applicants to remain in Australia to progress their visa will apply to the following Family visa subclasses: Partner (subclass 309) visa; Prospective Marriage (subclass 300) visa; Child (subclass 101) visa; Adoption (subclass 102) visa; Dependent Child (subclass 445) visa. The changes will come into effect early 2021. Further information will be made available on the Department of Home Affairs website here.

Business, Investment and Innovation program
The Government will introduce changes to improve the quality of investments and applicants. The program will focus on higher value investors, business owners and entrepreneurs.

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