Migration continues to feature as a red hot topic for debate on the Australian political landscape, particularly in the context of the looming Federal election. Recent changes to our migration and visa rules have seen the capping of permanent migration at 160,000 for the next 4 years, a reduction of 30,000 intakes from the previous [...]

April 29th, 2019|Migration|


On June 28, 1963, the then-President of the United States of America, the late great John Fitzgerald Kennedy, addressed a joint session of the Oireachtas Eireann, the national parliament of Ireland, in Dublin. He spoke not only as the world’s most powerful political leader of his era, but as the proud descendant of an impoverished [...]

April 21st, 2017|International, Migration, Politics|


What goes around always seems to come around again. In February 1862 a familiar advertisement appeared in the employment columns of the London Times newspaper. It read simply "WANTED: A smart, active girl to do the general housework of a large family, one who can cook, clean plates, and get up fine linen, preferred. No [...]

January 25th, 2017|Human Rights, Migration, Opinion, Politics|


Next Monday, when Nyst Legal officially re-opens its doors for 2016, we will have the pleasure of welcoming aboard an exciting new addition to our professional ranks. Gisele Reid is a promising young lawyer who will join us this year to practise in the fields of Family Law, Civil Litigation and Migration Law. Born and [...]

January 9th, 2016|Family Law, Migration|