John Toohey Chambers

Dr Christopher Kendall has been appointed to conduct an independent review of the Office of the Migration Agents Registration Authority (OMARA).

Assistant Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, Senator the Hon. Michaelia Cash said the review is consistent with the government’s commitment to de-regulation. “The review will examine and report on the OMARA’s organisational capability and challenges, as well as the quality and effectiveness of its internal controls and governance,” the Minister said.  “It will also examine the regulatory framework and powers of the OMARA to determine if they are still appropriate and identify opportunities to reduce regulatory burden.”

Dr Christopher Kendall, who sits on the executive of the Law Council of Australia, is a Commissioner with the Insurance Commission of Western Australia, and was formerly a Commissioner with the Law Reform Commission of Western Australia.

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