English Tests

From 23 November 2014, IELTS is no longer the only way for proving english ability for migration purposes. Migration Regulations 1994 – Specification of Evidence of Functional English Language Proficiency, specifies the following tests and scores for...

Unauthorised children?

MIA News Issue 253 contained an article about UNICEF Australia’s opposition to the Migration and Maritime Powers Legislation Amendment (Resolving the Asylum Legacy Caseload) Bill 2014. Along with other human rights organisations, UNICEF said the Bill attempted...

Amendments to 4020

Migration Legislation Amendment (2014 Measures No. 2) Regulation 2014 makes some welcome changes (amongst other things) to PIC 4020. The following extract from the Explanatory Memorandum sums it up quite well: PIC 4020 is a ‘one fails, all fail’ criterion, whereby all...