Author: Leanne Taylor
Permanent residency for New Zealanders living in Australia
A close look at one option for permanent residency for New Zealand citizens: Skilled Independent (Subclass 189) (New Zealand Stream) Visa for Subclass 444 visa holders.
Australian citizenship applications and the character test
Someone granted citizenship who later displays attributes which bring into question their “good character” can find themselves in circumstances where the government seeks to revoke their citizenship status.
Federal Court determines insurer acted unfairly in cancelling policy and demanding $24,649.91 from the insured individual
After being diagnosed with cervical cancer in 2014, a woman made a claim on her income protection insurance. Not only was the claim was denied by TAL, but they also cancelled her insurance policy and advised her that she owed them $24,649.91 for a “breach of your duty of good faith”.
Appeal options for visa applicants rejected due to failing the health requirement
In Australia, most visa applicants must meet minimum health requirements before a visa will be granted. It’s called ‘obtaining a health clearance’. In recent times, there has been a number of media articles about applicants failing this requirement and looking at having to leave the country.
Who can help with your Australian visa application?
In Australia, there are strict guidelines and processes for all visa applications and it’s not simply a matter of having a friend help you with your application.
Super Decision: High Court allows recovery of dying man’s lost superannuation payments
Most Australian workers will have superannuation. They will have a fund balance which comprises contributions made over their years of employment. Most will have insurance options; primarily TPD insurance and…