Selected Legislation Changes - July 2020

Change  Detail Effective from 
Annual Courts and AAT Fee increase

Gazette - C2020G00465:

 AAT application fees will increase from $1787 to $1,826.

 1 July 2020
 Credit card surcharges

 Home Affairs Legislation Amendment (Credit Card and PayPal Surcharge) Regulations 2020:

The revised surcharge amounts are as follows: 

  • for payments made by Visa or MasterCard – the surcharge rate is being increased by 0.08 per cent (that is, from 1.32 per cent to 1.4 per cent).
  • for payments made using PayPal – the surcharge rate is being increased by 0.01 per cent (that is, from 1 per cent to 1.01 per cent)
 1 July 2020
Lawyers Deregulation

Migration Amendment (Regulation of Migration Agents) Bill 2019:;page=0;query=BillId:r6448%20Recstruct:billhome

Migration Agents Registration Application Charge Amendment (Rates of Charge) Bill 2019:;page=0;query=BillId:r6446%20Recstruct:billhome

Foreign currencies

LIN 20/003: Payment of Visa Application Charges and Fees in Foreign Currencies:

LIN 20/004: Places and Currencies for Paying of Fees:

1 July 2020
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Migration Agents Code of Conduct

The Code of Conduct for registered migration agents is set out in legislation to regulate the conduct of registered migration agents (direct link here). 

It prescribes obligations of migration agents towards their clients.

Provision for a Code of Conduct for migration agents is set out in Section 314 of the Migration Act 1958 and is prescribed in Schedule 2, Regulation 8 of the Migration Agents Regulations 1998.

Consumer protection - see MARA Consumer Guide.

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