In general there have been no major changes to Immigration policies for the month of October that will effect Visas for Offshore applicants in any significant manner.
In terms of the AAT and other news there have been a few interesting reads:
Refugee Visa who was Stateless and the issue of Religion
There is an interesting article this week regarding a Visa Cancellation regarding an applicants past declarations.
For the full case please read : http://www.austlii.edu.au/cgi-bin/viewdoc/au/cases/cth/AATA/2018/4011.html
Citizenship by Conferral - Residence Requirement not met
The Question of whether the applicant had a close and continuing association with Australia - Spouse and Father of an Australian Citizen,had annual visits and was actively searching for employment in Australia. AAT ruled that the reviewable decision be set aside set aside and remitted to the respondent with the direction that the applicant satisfies ss 22(9), 21(2)(c) and (g) of the Australian Citizenship Act 2007
For the full case please read : http://www.austlii.edu.au/cgi-bin/viewdoc/au/cases/cth/AATA/2018/4201.html
Partner Visa Fraud Ring Uncovered by the Australian Border Force
The Australian Border Force (ABF) has shut down an elaborate contrived marriages syndicate operating out of Sydney. A 32-year-old Indian national faced court on 30 October over his alleged role as the main facilitator.
For the full Post please read : https://newsroom.abf.gov.au/releases/five-face-court-over-alleged-fraudulent-marriage-scam
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