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Document 2 Fake Spouses - Update - Indian Student and GSM Applications_Redacted

Document 2 Fake Spouses - Update - Indian Student and GSM Applications_Redacted

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Published by ABC News Online
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IMMIGRATION-IN-CONFIDENCE
 
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IMMIGRATION-IN-CONFIDENCE
Australian GovernmentDepartment of Immigration and Citizenship
Integrity Alert Notice 03/2010 – MIOLS
24/09/2010
Fake spouses – Update – Indian Student and GSM applications
Key Issues
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This Integrity Alert Notice (IAN) is an update to an IAN issued by MIOLS on 16/08/2010 -refer to IMtel 240923, TRIM ADD2010/821302.
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have been identified
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GSM Brisbane is currently conducting analysis of cases
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NSW Investigations are looking into this issue
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Operational Integrity Steering Group (OISG) to be briefed on fake spouse issue on 29September 2010
Risk Indicators of this fraudulent activity include
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Integrity of Student and GSM caseloads
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Situation/Background
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listed below have been identified by GSM Brisbane in relationto applications with suspect spouse cases.
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The following
s. 37(2)(b)
 
s. 37(2)(b)s. 37(2)(b)
s. 47E(d)s. 47E(d)
 
 
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Searches in ICSE reveal that three (3) of the above belong to migrationagents:
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Listed below are all the active Safeguards profiles related to the above agents:
s. 22(1)(a)(ii)s. 22(1)(a)(ii)s. 22(1)(a)(ii)
s. 37(2)(b)
 
 
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The following have been linked to community allegations and/or a highernumber of suspect spouse cases.
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Searches in ICSE did not find any links for migration agents for the above
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GSM Brisbane has also identified which have been used onmultiple applications:
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Post is currently undertaking analysis of student caseload (Operation Student Dependant)where preliminary data shows increased volume of applications recently (lines up withchanges to student (and GSM) visa policy and procedures) and a rate of non-genuinerelationships of around 30%.
 Action Undertaken
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IAN issued on 16/08/2010 forwarded by PMOI New Delhi to Director of Risk, Fraud and Integrity Division, who advised that NIAS has just completed an IntegrityScan on the possible impacts the recent changes to GSM legislation may have on thebehaviour of overseas students.
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On advice from New Delhi Post, MIOLS contacted Victoria Student Centre to see whetherthey had more information on this issue.
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Victoria Student Centre are not aware of this trend; however, Victoria Student Complianceadvised that there are many cases of students and their dependant spouses arriving atthe airport and then going their separate ways which suggests that the relationship was
s. 22(1)(a)(ii)s. 22(1)(a)(ii)
 
s. 37(2)(b)s. 37(2)(b)s. 37(2)(b)
s. 22(1)(a)(ii)s. 47E(d)

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