Monday 18 December 2017 marks the 18th annual International Migrants Day and is an opportunity to reflect on Australia’s multicultural nation.
Gerald Santucci, Migration Law Director at Snedden Hall & Gallop Lawyers, stated that “the day serves as an important reminder for Australians that our modern nation has been built on successful migration. My own parents arrived here in 1948 and participated proudly in and added substantially to their new homeland and its culture.”
On 18 December 2000 the United Nations proclaimed the day to be the First International Migrants Day, with the key message being:
- That international migration was a growing phenomenon and that it could make a positive contribution to development in countries of origin and countries of destination provided it was supported by the right policies.
- The UN resolution also emphasised that respect for the fundamental rights and freedoms of all migrants was essential to reap the benefits of international migration.
- The importance of strengthening international cooperation on international migration bilaterally, regionally and globally.
Migration law in Australia is constantly changing and can be difficult to grasp. The migration lawyers at Snedden Hall & Gallop recognise the complexities of visa applications and dealing with the Department of Immigration and Border Protection in Australia.
How can Snedden Hall & Gallop’s migration team help you?
Our lawyers are registered migration agents and are members of the Migration Institute of Australia. If you need advice and support to advance your migration application in Australia, we encourage you to email or phone on (02) 6285 8000. You can see details of our migration team.
At Snedden Hall & Gallop, Gerald has advised on a vast array of migration matters since 1989 as one of Australia’s longest registered migration agents (MARN 9256528). He and the team can help you on your journey to making Australia your home.