(19th February to the 26th of February 2019)

Not sure what has happened in the past week with migration? Don’t worry! We have the latest migration news and stories from the past seven days available here at your convenience. No need to do any further research, we have done it all for you.

In this edition, we have a story by Sydney Morning Herald about an alleged bribery to government officials to overturn a mandatory visa cancellation. This allegation has led the Department of Home Affairs to open up an investigation into overturned mandatory visa cancellation.

Then there is the story by the SBS about an Indian man who had his visa cancelled due to domestic violence charges. However, in the article, he claims that there was no domestic violence at all.

These are just a few stories we have found for you. We have many more stories for you to read below.

Newspaper Articles:

The Department of Home Affairs has stripped an Indian man Australian citizenship after committing identity fraud on his passport. The passport was then used to obtain a partner visa and subsequently an Australian citizenship.

Read the full story here: https://www.sbs.com.au/language/english/indian-man-s-australian-citizenship-cancelled-over-identity-fraud

The Department of Home Affairs has commenced an investigation into Australia’s visa system after allegations of bribery surfaced.

Read the full story here: https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/home-affairs-confirms-investigation-into-visa-corruption-claim-20190219-p50yt3.html

An Indian man had his visa cancelled due to domestic violence charges from his wife. However, there are always two sides to a story. The article below discusses his side of the story.

Read the full story here: https://www.sbs.com.au/language/english/i-paid-40-000-to-marry-a-woman-with-australian-student-visa_1

Imagine coming on a visitor visa and 18 years later not being deported. A 59-year-old man came to Australia on a visitor’s visa in 2000. The visa expired in 2001.

Read the full story here: https://www.sbs.com.au/yourlanguage/node/1561092?language=hi

David Icke had his Australian visa removed before his upcoming speaking tour.

Read the full story here:  https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-02-21/icke-hits-back-at-orwellian-totalitarian-state-australia/10834448; https://www.news.com.au/national/politics/conspiracy-theorist-david-icke-barred-from-australia/news-story/27289a4adb7179f41c21a553a5b1f6cb

A fake migration agent misled international students trying to obtain a permanent residency and working visa.

Read the full story here: https://www.sbs.com.au/language/english/fake-migration-agent-accused-of-duping-international-students-arrested_1

Are you feeling curious? Want to know just a bit more? Here is another story that is recent but is not within the past week.

Sydney Morning Herald discusses the issue of alleged bribery to government officials and its connection with overturned mandatory visa cancellation.

Read the full story here: https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/hundreds-of-foreign-criminals-are-being-handed-back-their-cancelled-visas-20190215-p50xzu.html