Although some – a very small number – of the remaining lawyer members of the MIA are trying unsuccessfully to right the ship, ie the MIA board. (Many readers will know VISA believes the good ship MIA has lost her bearing since 2015)
The problem is structural.
The MIA board’s primary motivation is to protect the bottom-line.
It is ludicrous and offensive to see the MIA board attempt to drape themselves with the cloth of compassion by association – to try to tie themselves to causes that promote the rights of Migrants and Refugees, when for years some of their members – some of their very senior members were exploiting vulnerable and desperate migrants and refugees.
Jack Ta, a man whose license to practice has been cancelled by the regulatory body, personifies the MIA board ethos. Not only was he, until very recently a Fellow of the MIA but he was the deputy president of the Victorian branch.
So until the MIA board undertakes structural – root and branch – change, it remains nothing more than mendacious blow hard.
If you are seeking a group that offers a real sense of community, a dedication to the rule of law and the rights of migrants and refugee – a place where justice and fairness is the true currency. Where you can get real bang for your CPD buck and where member rewards are not only useful but a bit plushy – join VISA.
For $100 a year – cheaper than a cheap cup of coffee a week.
And with the member rewards like the Lexis Nexis deal and the discount CPDs to name a few – its like the man says “Its paid for itself already!”
As a member of VISA you can enjoy 10% of the Practical Guidance – Immigration Law
Be advised this is general information only and is not intended to be relied upon as legal advice. VISA makes no warrantees or guarantees of the information on this webpage. For all legal issues we urge you to contact our Corporate Partners AR LAW SERVICES: Master Migration & Regulatory Lawyers. Specialist Crimmigration Law Firm. https://www.arlaw.com.au/