Parliamentary committee recommends lawyers be allowed to practise migration law independent of migration agent regulations

Recommendation to end dual regulation of migration lawyers marks a win for access to justice The era of inefficient, costly, and confusing dual regulation of migration lawyers could be coming to an end, in a development warmly welcomed by the Law Council of Australia. The Federal Parliament’s Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee has handed down its report into the Regulation of Migration Agents and has recommended passing the Bill permitting lawyers offering their services independently of the regulatory body for migration agents. “The removal of dual regulation is a reform the Law Council has been pursuing since the 1990s, […]