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Membership of the Migration Institute of Australia (MIA) is more than just a number. It's about being professional. It's about being up to date. It's about having the latest information at your fingertips as it happens. It's about being part of the MIA community.
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Over and above other organisations, the MIA is a truly professional association operating for the benefit of its members as opposed to being a marketing vehicle to promote corporate profits or personal agendas. I find it a collaborative environment to share my skills and experience with other professionals because of my belief that we should be striving to be held in the highest professional regard by our peers and by the public. Public behaviour speaks volumes - I am proud to be a member of an organisation that values transparency in administration, courtesy between members and high standards of professional behaviour.
Wayne Parcell PSM, Partner, Global Immigration, Ernst & Young MMIA 996
RMA 9790656; Secretary of MIA NSW & ACT State Executive
As a non-commercial agent, I appreciate the MIA’s commitment to keeping me informed and offering a membership subscription and CPD program that are affordable and relevant to my work. I consider MIA membership an integral part of my professional development.
Luke Geary, Managing Partner, Salvos Legal MMIA2472
Not for Profit RMA, MARN 0635598
As a member of nearly twenty years standing, I’ve found the MIA's professional support and networking opportunities extremely beneficial. Membership has also proved invaluable for ensuring the latest information on government policy and legislative changes, as well as ensuring a strong industry voice.
Petra Playfair, Managing Partner, Playfair Visa and Migration Services MMIA753
RMA, MARN 9360385
As a sole trader, I find the opportunity to network with like-minded colleagues helps me feel a part of the bigger professional community. Through my membership, I am able to participate and seek advice through the active online forum and contribute through the Special Interest Group focusing on the Indian Subcontinent. I feel privileged to be a part of such a professional and well recognised organisation.
Gautam Chhokar, Director, Discover Matrix MMIA 3594
Member of the MIA’s Indian Subcontinent SIG, MARN 0853972
I am so proud to be an Associate Fellow of the MIA. The quality of the MIA seminars and conference are the best, and the most experienced migration experts are always sharing their knowledge with other members. The membership fee that I pay represents true value - it's all about professionalism.
Jennifer Kwok, Director, AUSA Migration & Education, AFMIA 2028
Member of the MIA's China SIG, MARN 0324343
Being a Canberra based agent, I was working in isolation from the main players in the field when I started out in the profession – so I joined the MIA because I wanted the ability to call on the collective wisdom of other more experienced agents. Today, I remain a Member because I want to belong to the profession’s peak body so that I can assist new agents, obtain advice from colleagues and participate in CPD activities and networking events.
John Hourigan, Hourigan Visa & Migration Services AFMIA 931
RMA / ANU Lecturer, MARN 0000377
As Migration Agents it is important that we not only are, but that we are truly recognised as professionals. The MIA supports us in this goal in so many ways. I have been a member now for more than twenty years and have benefited from the support, the CPD, the representation on our behalf, and of course, the many friendships that it has generated. The MIA provides us with a collective voice on issues and to government. The MIA membership is simply part of being a good Migration Agent. I strongly recommend membership and active participation – you will get back more than you put in. It is important to all us of in the profession that we support our Institute to support us in these goals.
Dr Chris White, Director, Migration Plus MMIA 440
RMA / Chartered Accountant, MARN 9255749
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