Subclass 300 Visa Refusals 2018-19 and 2019-20.

Prospective Marriage Visa (subclass 300) Refusals in the years 2018-19 and 2019-20.

There are many reasons for a visa application to be refused, and they can be discussed in other posts. This post is to show the numbers of refusals over the 24 months from July 2018 to June 2020.

In 2018-19, the refusal rate for the Subclass 300 visa was 16.78%
This was 638 refusals from the 3,802 visas finalised.

In 2019-20, the refusal rate was 21.20%
This was 586 refusals from the 2,764 visas finalised.

Grants numbers for this visa can be seen at:
subclass 300 Visa Grant Numbers 2019-2020

Subclass 300 Finalised Refused Withdrawn
July 2018 352 74 35
August 2018 281 43 38
September 2018 335 60 38
October 2018 411 65 49
November 2018 386 77 57
December 2018 303 33 47
January 2019 325 73 68
February 2019 270 54 46
March 2019 279 42 44
April 2019 267 27 45
May 2019 349 34 64
June 2019 244 56 46
July 2019 267 45 48
August 2019 265 39 53
September 2019 303 66 69
October 2019 268 65 37
November 2019 269 43 41
December 2019 306 64 40
January 2020 301 73 55
February 2020 336 44 51
March 2020 261 43 41
April 2020 28 9 19
May 2020 48 28 17
June 2020 112 67 40

Source: Dept of Home Affairs: Freedom of Information

Subclass 309 Visa Refusals 2018-19 and 2019-20.

Offshore Partner Visa (subclass 309) Refusals in the years 2018-19 and 2019-20.

There are many reasons for a visa application to be refused, and they can be discussed in other posts. This post is to show the numbers of refusals over the 24 months from July 2018 to June 2020.

In 2018-19, the refusal rate for the Subclass 309 visa was 10.52%
This was 1,934 refusals from the 18,390 visas finalised.

In 2019-20, the refusal rate was 10.84%
This was 1,489 refusals from the 13,740 visas finalised.

Grants numbers for this visa can be seen at:
subclass 309 Visa Grant Numbers 2019-2020

Subclass 309 Finalised Refused Withdrawn
July 2018 2,165 155 68
August 2018 1,553 162 25
September 2018 1,468 170 29
October 2018 1,853 176 22
November 2018 1,937 236 44
December 2018 1,566 138 36
January 2019 1,378 174 43
February 2019 1,065 152 37
March 2019 1,355 143 40
April 2019 1,665 91 36
May 2019 1,551 175 46
June 2019 834 162 39
July 2019 1,562 112 44
August 2019 1,414 234 57
September 2019 1,522 173 34
October 2019 1,365 165 41
November 2019 1,460 171 36
December 2019 1,242 129 35
January 2020 1,451 144 47
February 2020 1,522 112 76
March 2020 1,349 104 69
April 2020 343 32 57
May 2020 194 45 25
June 2020 316 68 28

Source: Dept of Home Affairs: Freedom of Information

Subclass 820 Visa Refusals 2018-19 and 2019-20.

Onshore Partner Visa (subclass 820) Refusals in the years 2018-19 and 2019-20.

There are many reasons for a visa application to be refused, and they can be discussed in other posts. This post is to show the numbers of refusals over the 24 months from July 2018 to June 2020.

In 2018-19, the refusal rate for the Subclass 820 visa was 7.19%
This was 2,116 refusals from the 29,425 visas finalised.

In 2019-20, the refusal rate was 4.84%
This was 1,387 refusals from the 28,642 visas finalised.

Grants numbers for this visa can be seen at:
subclass 820 Visa Grant Numbers 2019-2020

Subclass 820 Finalised Refused Withdrawn
July 2018 4,787 255 87
August 2018 2,912 200 72
September 2018 2,466 170 55
October 2018 2,749 185 63
November 2018 3,006 190 51
December 2018 2,309 131 51
January 2019 1,956 173 67
February 2019 1,519 199 71
March 2019 1,744 161 78
April 2019 1,582 176 78
May 2019 2,836 140 76
June 2019 1,559 136 85
July 2019 3,026 141 83
August 2019 2,577 170 72
September 2019 2,210 181 69
October 2019 2,253 203 83
November 2019 1,982 115 71
December 2019 1,703 120 74
January 2020 2,093 180 99
February 2020 2,186 147 83
March 2020 2,343 120 82
April 2020 2,005 1 60
May 2020 3,235 8 91
June 2020 3,029 1 68

Source: Dept of Home Affairs: Freedom of Information

Subclass 100 Visa Refusals 2018-19 and 2019-20.

Offshore Partner Visa (subclass 100) Refusals in the years 2018-19 and 2019-20.

There are many reasons for a visa application to be refused, and they can be discussed in other posts. This post is to show the numbers of refusals over the 24 months from July 2018 to June 2020.

In 2018-19, the refusal rate for the Subclass 100 visa was 9.44%
This was 2,867 refusals from the 30,367 visas finalised.

In 2019-20, the refusal rate was 8.97%
This was 2,257 refusals from the 25,163 visas finalised.

Grants numbers for this visa can be seen at:
subclass 100 Visa Grant Numbers 2019-2020

Subclass 100 Finalised Refused Withdrawn
July 2018 2,985 248 94
August 2018 2,060 225 52
September 2018 2,280 229 52
October 2018 2,746 233 52
November 2018 2,276 317 82
December 2018 1,643 206 52
January 2019 1,930 260 97
February 2019 1,830 215 76
March 2019 1,918 244 64
April 2019 2,565 243 55
May 2019 3,481 274 62
June 2019 4,653 173 57
July 2019 2,309 219 59
August 2019 1,904 298 78
September 2019 2,286 284 61
October 2019 2,539 255 85
November 2019 2,550 290 71
December 2019 2,038 208 57
January 2020 2,467 223 117
February 2020 2,366 172 111
March 2020 1,903 156 113
April 2020 1,424 35 40
May 2020 1,574 46 30
June 2020 1,803 71 30

Source: Dept of Home Affairs: Freedom of Information

Subclass 801 Visa Refusals 2018-19 and 2019-20.

Onshore Partner Visa (subclass 801) Refusals in the years 2018-19 and 2019-20.

There are many reasons for a visa application to be refused, and they can be discussed in other posts. This post is to show the numbers of refusals over the 24 months from July 2018 to June 2020.

In 2018-19, the refusal rate for the Subclass 801 visa was 9.00%
This was 2,751 refusals from the 30,583 visas finalised.

In 2019-20, the refusal rate was 4.18%
This was 1,969 refusals from the 47,058 visas finalised.

Grants numbers for this visa can be seen at:
subclass 801 Visa Grant Numbers 2019-2020

Subclass 801 Finalised Refused Withdrawn
July 2018 2,388 306 145
August 2018 2,401 260 145
September 2018 2,139 233 106
October 2018 2,635 245 127
November 2018 2,473 260 88
December 2018 1,939 164 90
January 2019 1,931 213 129
February 2019 2,171 263 126
March 2019 2,952 224 149
April 2019 2,527 234 126
May 2019 3,521 202 159
June 2019 3,506 147 130
July 2019 3,915 239 179
August 2019 3,791 226 152
September 2019 3,694 220 136
October 2019 4,920 300 142
November 2019 3,965 162 123
December 2019 3,160 141 102
January 2020 3,689 280 137
February 2020 4,164 218 136
March 2020 3,683 154 143
April 2020 3,899 2 96
May 2020 4,221 18 137
June 2020 3,957 9 100

Source: Dept of Home Affairs: Freedom of Information

HomeBuilder Grant in Queensland

The $25,000 Home Builder grant

The HomeBuilder grant can give people a grant of $25,000 towards building or buying a new home or even to make substantial renovations of an existing home that they will own and live in.

There are some conditions, and one is that you must be an Australian citizen at the time you apply.

Your recent annual taxable income (2018–19 or 2019-20) must also be below $125,000 for an individual or $200,000 for a couple.

A new home must be valued at $750,000 or less.

When renovating an existing home, the total renovation cost must be between $150,000 and $750,000, and the entire property before renovation, must be valued at less than $1.5 million.

Australian citizens in Queensland can apply for this at: www.qld.gov.au/…/homebuilder

NSW : www.revenue.nsw.gov.au/…/homebuilder

Subclass 300 visas granted, but unable to travel?

PMV Granted just before COVID-19 shutdown?

What happens when a PMV (subclass 300 visa)  expires, but the holder was unable to travel to Australia due to COVID-19?

An important rule for the Prospective Marriage visa (PMV) is that the holder must travel to Australia at some point before the visa expiry date,  which is 9 months after the date of grant.

Due to the COVID-19 situation a PMV holder is not permitted to travel to Australia unless they are granted an exemption to the travel ban.

So the question on some people’s minds is: “What happens if I am not allowed to travel?”

This would be of particular concern to those had the subclass 300 granted im November or December last year,  but haven’t travelled yet.  Their visas will expire in August and September 2020.

Will the visa:

  1. Expire
  2. Be extended
  3. Be reissued

Option ONE would be horrifying: another $8,000 and another long wait, due to an overly rigid migration policy.

Options TWO and THREE are basically the same, and would seem acceptable on both sides, allow the visa and protect the border.

According to one media report, their are two possibilities:

John Hourigan, the national director of the Migration Institute of Australia, thinks it may be a matter of the Department simply reissuing the visa.

A migration agent, Taaffe, says that those already granted a fiancé visa (PMV) may need to start the entire application process again after travel bans are lifted.

https://www.sbs.com.au/language/english/audio/settlement-guide-love-and-partner-visas-in-the-time-of-covid-19

Australian COVID-19 Active Cases.

Australian Coronavirus Active Cases, by Date.

(Some total case numbers get revised each day, due to reporting errors)

In early April 2020, there was a peak of 4,935 active cases of COVID-19 in Australia, with the peak of those classed as critical being 96 cases.

These active case figures had reduced to about 380 cases in the middle of June, but have since increased again, now above 8,900 active cases in August.

Australian COVID-19 Cases in August 2020

  • Tue, 11 Aug 2020 : 316 new cases since the day before, with another 18 deaths. There are now 8,995 active cases from the total of 21,713 reported cases. There have been a total of 331 deaths.
    • August has an average of 437 new cases per day and 12.2 deaths per day.
  • Mon, 10 Aug 2020 : 313 new cases since the day before, with another 18 deaths. There are now 8,950 active cases from the total of 21,397 reported cases. There have been a total of 313 deaths.
    • August has an average of 449 new cases per day and 11.6 deaths per day.
  • Sun, 9 Aug 2020 : 386 new cases since the day before, with another 17 deaths. There are now 8,920 active cases from the total of 21,084 reported cases. There have been a total of 295 deaths.
    • August has an average of 464 new cases per day and 10.9 deaths per day.
  • Sat, 8 Aug 2020 : 426 new cases since the day before, with another 12 deaths. There are now 8,859 active cases from the total of 20,698 reported cases. There have been a total of 278 deaths.
    • August has an average of 474 new cases per day and 10.1 deaths per day.
  • Fri, 7 Aug 2020 : 410 new cases since the day before, with another 11 deaths. There are now 8,686 active cases from the total of 20,272 reported cases. There have been a total of 266 deaths.
    • August has an average of 481 new cases per day and 9.9 deaths per day.
  • Thu, 6 Aug 2020 : 418 new cases since the day before, with another 8 deaths. There are now 8,495 active cases from the total of 19,862 reported cases. There have been a total of 255 deaths.
    • August has an average of 493 new cases per day and 9.7 deaths per day.
  • Wed, 5 Aug 2020 : 714 new cases since the day before, with another 15 deaths. There are now 8,398 active cases from the total of 19,444 reported cases. There have been a total of 247 deaths.
    • August has an average of 508 new cases per day and 10 deaths per day.
  • Tue, 4 Aug 2020 : 412 new cases since the day before, with another 11 deaths. There are now 7,876 active cases from the total of 18,730 reported cases. There have been a total of 232 deaths.
    • August has an average of 456 new cases per day and 8.8 deaths per day.
  • Mon, 3 Aug 2020 : 395 new cases since the day before, with another 13 deaths. There are now 7,475 active cases from the total of 18,318 reported cases. There have been a total of 221 deaths.
    • August has an average of 471 new cases per day and 8 deaths per day.
  • Sun, 2 Aug 2020 : 641 new cases since the day before, with another 7 deaths. There are now 7,295 active cases from the total of 17,923 reported cases. There have been a total of 208 deaths.
    • An average of 509 new cases per day and 5.5 deaths per day.
  • Sat, 1 Aug 2020 : 377 new cases since the day before, with another 4 deaths. There are now 6,879 active cases from the total of 17,282 reported cases. There have been a total of 201 deaths.
    • An average of 377 new cases per day and 4 deaths per day.
Monthly COVID-19 Statistics – Australia
  • At the 31st July there were 6,756 active COVID-19 cases in Australia, from 16,905 reported cases.  There were 197 deaths at the end of the month, an increase of 93 deaths in July.
  • At the 30th June there were 724 active COVID-19 cases in Australia, from 7,836 cases.  There were 104 deaths at the end of the month, an increase of  one death in June.
  • At the 31st May there were 478 active COVID-19 cases in Australia, from 7,195 cases. There were 103 deaths at the end of the month, an increase of 11 deaths in May.
  • At the 30th April there were 947 active COVID-19 cases in Australia, from 6,754 cases. There were 92 deaths at the end of the month, an increase of 72 deaths in April
  • At the 31st March there were 3,498 active COVID-19 cases in Australia, from 4,763 cases. There were 20 deaths at the end of the month.
  • At the 29th February there were 25 active COVID-19 cases in Australia, from 25 cases.

More daily cases follow this section…


Active COVID-19 Cases in Australia

Of the 8,191 active cases in Australia, the numbers for each state are:

  • 7,877 Active cases in Victoria
  • 289 Active cases in New South Wales
  • 11 Active cases in Queensland
  • 3 Active cases in Western Australia
  • 8 Active cases in South Australia
  • 1 Active cases in Tasmania
  • 0 Active cases in ACT
  • 2 Active cases in Northern Territory

5.0 million tests have been carried out in Australia, with 3.6 million of these in NSW and Victoria.

Active case numbers differ due to timing differences of updating, compared to national numbers.

Confirmed Positive cases per test numbers.

  • Victoria has 1 case from every 120 tests. This is the highest rate of virus infections.
  • New South Wales has 1 case from every 441 tests
  • Queensland has 1 case from every 637 tests
  • Western Australia has 1 case from every 431 tests
  • South Australia has 1 case from every 641 tests
  • Tasmania has 1 case from every 326 tests
  • ACT has 1 case from every 535 tests
  • Northern Territory has 1 case from every 864 tests. This is the lowest rate of virus infections.
  • Australia has 1 case from every 227 tests

COVID-19 Deaths in Australia

Of the 352 COVID-19 deaths in Australia, the numbers for each state are:

  • 267 deaths in Victoria
  • 50 deaths in New South Wales
  • 6 deaths in Queensland
  • 9 deaths in Western Australia
  • 4 deaths in South Australia
  • 13 deaths in Tasmania
  • 3 deaths in ACT
  • 0 deaths in Northern Territory

Source: covidlive.com.au


Australian COVID-19 Cases in July 2020

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At the 31st July 2020 there had been 16,905 reported cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus in Australia, and 197 deaths.

During July there were 9,069 new cases reported, an average of 293 new cases per day, and 93 deaths recorded in the month, an average of 3 deaths per day.


On the 1st June there were 483 active cases.
On the 14th June it had dropped to 380 active cases.
By the 30th June it risen to 724 active cases.


Australian COVID-19 Cases in June 2020

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At the 30th June 2020 there had been 7,836 reported cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus in Australia, and 104 deaths.
During June there were 641 new cases reported, an average of 21 new cases per day, and 1 death recorded in the month.


Australian COVID-19 Cases in May 2020

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At the 31st May 2020 there had been 7,195 reported cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus in Australia, with 103 deaths.
During May there were 441 new cases reported, an average of 15 new cases per day, and 11 deaths recorded in the month.


Australian COVID-19 Cases in April 2020

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At the 30th April 2020 there had been 6,754 reported cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus in Australia, with 92 deaths.
During April there were 1,991 new cases reported, an average of 66 new cases per day, and 73 deaths recorded in the month.


Australian COVID-19 Cases in March 2020

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At the 31st March 2020 there had been 4,763 reported cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus in Australia, with 19 deaths.
During March there were 4,738 new cases reported, an average of 153 new cases per day, and 19 deaths recorded in the month.


At the 29th February 2020, there were 25 people in Australia with the COVID-19 coronavirus in Australia, and no deaths.

Source: worldometers.info

Australian Online Pharmacies and Optical

Flights to Australia during COVID.

More Airlines to resume flights into Australia.

Qatar Airways will resume flights from Doha to Adelaide on 16 August 2020.

Singapore Airlines will resume flights from Singapore to Perth on 18 August 2020.

Both airlines will now be flying to Sydney, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide.

Neither airline can currently carry passengers inbound to Melbourne, but Singapore Airlines will be able to carry passengers outbound from Melbourne.

Qatar Airways statement:

We are pleased to announce we are resuming flights from Adelaide with two-weekly frequencies restarting from 16 August 2020. The service will be operated utilising our state-of-the-art fuel-efficient Airbus A350-900, offering 36 seats in Business Class and 247 seats in Economy Class.

Clive Palmer v WA Taxpayer

Clive Palmer wants $12,000 from every man, woman and child in the state of Western Australia.

He is seeking this money as damages, due to his group being unable to sell a project to a Chinese company, and blaming the WA state government for that.

He wants $30 billion in damages in relation to the Balmoral South iron ore project in the Pilbara region.

Clive Palmer also wants Western Australia to open its borders to allow people from the other states to enter WA, and share COVID with WA too..

With these two court actions against Western Australia, I get the feeling that Clive Palmer does not like the people of WA..