Representatives of the Department of Home Affairs will discuss the regulation and registration of migration agents when the Joint Standing Committee on Migration holds a public hearing as part of its inquiry into the efficacy of current regulation of Australian migration agents. Watch live at https://www.aph.gov.au/live
Committee Chair Mr Jason Wood MP said, “It is important to ensure that Australian migration agents are acting professionally and are properly certified. This public hearing provides the Committee a valuable opportunity to review the current mechanisms and powers of the Department of Home Affairs to respond to unregistered or unlawful migration agents.”
The Committee will also consider:
the registration and regulation or migration agents;
deficiencies and barriers to relevant authorities' investigation of fraudulent behaviour;
evidence of the volumes and patterns of unregistered migration agents and education agents providing unlawful immigration services; and
reviewing the appropriateness of migration agents providing other services to clients.
The full terms of reference are available on the Committee’s website
Public hearing details: 10:10am to 10:45am, Wednesday 27 June 2018, Committee Room 1R4, Parliament House, Canberra.
The hearing will be broadcast live at https://www.aph.gov.au/live
Office of Jason Wood MP
(03) 9768 9164
For background information:
Joint Standing Committee on Migration
(02) 6277 4560
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