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The Migration Show – 12 August 2018 – Govt Public Hearing Speeches Analysed, AAT Enquiry, Bad Press for Agents

This episode of the Migration Show with Mark Northam and Monica Gruszka features a fun look some of the top current news stories including detailed analysis of the MIA and MA speeches at the Joint Committee Public Hearings, coverage of recent bad press for registered migration agents, and the upcoming AAT enquiry.

The Migration Show – 15 July 2018 – #RMAProud Launched, Knowing When You Need an Assistant

This episode of the Migration Show with Mark Northam and Monica Gruszka features skilled news from South Australia, the launch of the #RMAProud social media and website campaign spotlighting the benefits and positive contributions of Registered Migration Agents to Australia as a counter to negative press and allegations made by others regarding the integrity and ability of RMAs, and the first part of our new series about hiring an assistant, focusing on how to know when you truly need an assistant for your RMA practice.

The Migration Show – 22 June 2018 – New LCA Submission Detailed, SBS AAT Trouble, Ways to Improve Your Practice

This episode of the Migration Show features a detailed breakdown (with commentary) of the LCA Supplemental Submission re the govt inquiry into migration agents, AAT trouble regarding no-jurisdiction SBS refusals, and more.

The Migration Show – 18 June 2018 – Jobs Board, MA vs MIA, SAF, Occupations, with Special Guest Jeff Harvie

This episode of the Migration Show with Mark Northam and Monica Gruszka features more reaction to the LCA submission, MA vs MIA news, SAF and occupation list proposed changes, plus special guest Philippines RMA Jeff Harvie.

The Migration Show – 7 June 2018 – RMAs React to LCA Proposals, LCA Now Claims Drafting Error

This episode of the Migration Show with Mark Northam and Monica Gruszka is all about how RMAs are responding to the Law Council of Australia’s shocking recommendations to the current government inquiry on the  migration advice industry which would severely impact the RMA profession.

A special late breaking news commentary appears at the beginning of the podcast about how per news reports from industry organisations, the LCA is now apparently claiming that there was a “drafting error” in the submission and that the LCA only intended to exclude RMAs from representing clients at the General Division of the AAT which handles some character and cancellation cases, but did not intend to exclude RMAs from representing clients in Migration and Refugee Division cases.

In this episode we feature 8 hard-hitting emails from RMA listeners, many of whom gave permission for their name to be aired, that strike back at the LCA proposals regarding RMAs being restricted from AAT work, citizenship applications, being specialists/experts, supervision and much more.

We also feature special guest Liana Allan, founder of The Migration Alliance who talks about her successful efforts on behalf of all RMAs to get an extension to the time limit for providing submissions to the government enquiry. Email address for these are migration@aph.gov.au

You can download the LCA’s recommendations to the government here:
https://www.aph.gov.au/DocumentStore.ashx?id=a5137736-576d-4d63-9db7-c6b1ae7d3c4b&subId=566022

Here’s a link to all submissions received so far to the government enquiry:
https://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Committees/Joint/Migration/Migrationagentregulatio/Submissions

If you want to give us feedback to pass on to the politicians or read on the show, please email to: feedback@migrationshow.com

 

LINKS AND RESOURCES

Great Facebook Group for RMAs hosted by Joey Barnard: https://www.facebook.com/groups/327141854310286/

Join our Mailing List for Migration Pros

The Migration Show – 4 June 2018 – LCA Seeks to Ban Migration Agents From AAT Representation, Citizenship Advice

This episode of the Migration Show with Mark Northam and Monica Gruszka is all about the Law Council of Australia’s shocking recommendations to the current government inquiry on the  migration advice industry which would severely impact the RMA profession:

  • Banning RMAs from representing clients at the AAT
  • Banning RMAs from advising on citizenship matters
  • Increasing the English test minimum score for new RMAs to IELTS 7.5 Overall on the Academic Version
  • Requiring RMAs to have a period of supervised practice after gaining their licence before they can practice on their own

 

Note: The LCA has now claimed that a “drafting error” existed in their submission and that they only intended to exclude RMAs from some AAT work. Here’s a link to the 7 June 2018 episode with more on this.

You can download the LCA’s recommendations to the government here:
https://www.aph.gov.au/DocumentStore.ashx?id=a5137736-576d-4d63-9db7-c6b1ae7d3c4b&subId=566022

Here’s a link to all submissions received so far to the government enquiry:
https://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Committees/Joint/Migration/Migrationagentregulatio/Submissions

If you want to give us feedback to pass on to the politicians or read on the show, please email to: feedback@migrationshow.com

 

LINKS AND RESOURCES

Great Facebook Group for RMAs hosted by Joey Barnard: https://www.facebook.com/groups/327141854310286/

Join our Mailing List for Migration Pros

The Migration Show – 28 May 2018 – Special Guests Christopher Levingston and Marianne Dickie

This episode of the Migration Show with Mark Northam and Monica Gruszka features veteran immigration lawyer CHRISTOPHER LEVINGSTON talking about the state of the migration advice industry, senior migration academic MARIANNE DICKIE talking about how RMAs can be more successful and education for RMAs, migration industry news, plus much more – it’s an entertaining, informative, educational and empowering look at the latest developments for Australian migration agents and immigration lawyers.

Quick Guide to Program Segments – you can advance the audio player as you like to hear different segments of the show:

00:00 – Opening, latest news on our networking event and more

05:15 – Migration Industry news – commercialising the visa process, MIA/MA professional indemnity insurance “war” and much more

19:08 – Interview with special guest CHRISTOPHER LEVINGSTON

32:14 -Interview with special guest MARIANNE DICKIE

54:40 – Empowering yourself and your business, leadership and much more

 

Special thanks to this week’s sponsors:
Immisys – cloud based practice management software for migration agents and immigration lawyers – link here.

 

PRIZE GIVEAWAY

We’re giving away a free set of Apple Airpods for the listener who sends us their best idea for improving their migration business – email your best idea to ideas@migrationshow.com

LINKS AND RESOURCES

Listeners are invited to subscribe to Migration Newsletter, a free weekly wrap-up of important developments and news in the immigration law area published by veteran immigration lawyer Peter Bollard. Each issue contains news, policy and legislative developments, reports from agents and lawyers and more. Migration Newsletter is available at no charge – to subscribe, contact Peter Bollard at peter@lewisbollard.com.au

Great Facebook Group for RMAs hosted by Joey Barnard: https://www.facebook.com/groups/327141854310286/

Christopher Levingston’s email address – questions from RMAs are welcome! christopher@levingston.com.au

Join our Mailing List for Migration Pros

The Migration Show – 21 May 2018 – Special Guest Sofia Pulici, Engineers Australia Tips

This episode of the Migration Show with Mark Northam and Monica Gruszka features Sofia Pulici talking about how migration agents and translators can work better together plus tips on Engineers Australia applications, political immigration news, and more news about the show’s first Networking Event on 29 May 2018 at the Arthouse Hotel in Sydney which will feature special guest speaker CHRISTOPHER LEVINGSTON who will speak in his usual candid and no-holds-barred style about issues including how to best represent your clients, winning at the AAT, and the future of the immigration advice industry.

We take an entertaining, informative, educational and empowering look at the latest developments for Australian migration agents and immigration lawyers, including segments on news, legislation, policy, improving your practice, and much more.

Quick Guide to Program Segments – you can advance the audio player as you like to hear different segments of the show:

00:00 – Opening, latest news on our networking event and more

11:00 – Migration Industry news – migrants “bound” to regional areas, mystery bridging visas and more

23:10 – Interview with visa holder Pedro Cavalo about what he’s looking for in a migration agent

34:25 – Monica’s “Aussie Slang Quiz” with Pedro!

40:25 – Interview with special guest Sofia Pulici, a translator who talk about how translators and migration agents can work better together

51:22 – Tips on Engineers Australia skills assessment applications

59:13 – Empowering yourself and your business, having faith your net will be there, trust and much more

 

Special thanks to this week’s sponsors:
Immisys – cloud based practice management software for migration agents and immigration lawyers – link here.

RMA Network / Sarah Gillis – Annual Convention 23 May 2018 – link here.

PRIZE GIVEAWAY

We’re giving away a free set of Apple Airpods for the listener who sends us their best idea for improving their migration business – email your best idea to ideas@migrationshow.com

LINKS AND RESOURCES

Listeners are invited to subscribe to Migration Newsletter, a free weekly wrap-up of important developments and news in the immigration law area published by veteran immigration lawyer Peter Bollard. Each issue contains news, policy and legislative developments, reports from agents and lawyers and more. Migration Newsletter is available at no charge – to subscribe, contact Peter Bollard at peter@lewisbollard.com.au

Great Facebook Group for RMAs hosted by Joey Barnard: https://www.facebook.com/groups/327141854310286/

Join our Mailing List for Migration Pros

The Migration Show – 11 May 2018 – Special Guest Sergio Zanotti Stagliorio, Lawyer Deregulation Bill Update, Vetassess Tips

Episode 2 of the Migration Show with Mark Northam and Monica Gruszka features guest Sergio Stagliorio talking about the Lawyer Deregulation bill plus tips on VETASSESS applications, budget news, and news about the show’s first Networking Event on 29 May 2018 at the Arthouse Hotel in Sydney.

The Migration Show – 7 May 2018 – New Show Format, Industry News, Empowering Your Business

Episode 1 of the NEW Migration Show with Mark Northam and new co-host Monica Gruszka – a weekly entertaining, informative, educational and empowering look at the latest developments for Australian migration agents and immigration lawyers, including segments on news, legislation, policy, improving your practice, and much more.