Migration Law: Keeping Pace with the Changes
Date: Thursday 7 June 2018
Time: 2.00pm to 5.15pm
Venue: Primus Hotel Sydney, 339 Pitt St, Sydney
Attend and earn 3 CPD units in Substantive Law
Several of Australia's leading migration lawyers and accredited specialists will guide you through the latest legal developments in migration law practice. Examine the key topics impacting the area right now, including the new TSS Visa, the significant changes to the Employer Sponsored Resident Visa, and a timely and relevant examination of recent cases that affect your everyday practice. This is an opportunity to upskill and hear from the experts all while workshopping potential issues with peers. Walk away with practical tips to stay competitive and ahead of the curve.
Chair: Rita Chowdhury, Principal Integrate Legal Pty Ltd; Fellow of the Migration Institute of Australia; Executive Committee Member of the Law Council of Australia's Migration Law Committee
THE NEW TSS VISA: Understanding the New Temporary Skilled Shortage (TSS) Visa
- Medium Term stream vs Short-Term stream including Genuine Temporary Entrant criteria
- Understanding Labour Market Testing requirements and non-discriminatory workforce test
- The new Skilling Australians Fund levy
- Transitional arrangements
Presented by Cherie Wright, Special Counsel, Fragoman Worldwide; Accredited Specialist in Immigration Law; Member of the NSW Specialist Accreditation Immigration Law Advisory Committee
Permanent Employer Sponsored Skilled Visa
- The transition and significant changes introduced to the permanent employer sponsored skilled visa program
- An overview of the changes introduced to the Employr Nomination Scheme
- The implications of transition from a temporary employer sponsored visa to permanent employer sponsored visa
- The potential issues faced by these new changes
Presented by Rola Hijwel, Principal Solicitor, Hijwel Migration Lawyers; Accredited Specialist in Immigration Law
AAT and Federal Court Case Update
Explore recent employment decisions affecting immigration practice including under-payment of staff, sanctions and failure to comply with obligations to the Department of Home Affairs (formerly the Department of immigration).
Presented by David Prince, Principal Solicitor, Kinslor Prince Lawyers; Accredited Specialist in Immigration Law; Member of the NSW Specialist Accreditation Immigration Law Advisory Committee
Rita Chowdhury is the Principal of Integrate Legal, a boutique corporate immigration law firm. Rita is one of Australia's leading immigration lawyers and was awarded the inaugural Lawyers Weekly 2016 Partner of the Year Award in the Migration category. Rita is the Deputy Chair of the Law Council of Australia's Migration Law Committee and a Fellow of the Migration Institute of Australia. Rita has over 15 years' experience having led immigration practices at a large international commercial law firm, a big four accounting firm, and an international private client law firm. Since establishing her own boutique corporate immigration practice, Rita has become a sought after and trusted Australian immigration advisor to law firms both in Australia and overseas. Rita's clients range from entrepreneurs and small businesses to large multinational companies. Rita is recognised for her ability to understand her clients' business needs and aspirations and provide commercial solutions and strategic advice. She is known locally and globally, for her responsiveness, high quality client service and technical knowledge. Rita has been published by leading legal publishing houses including Lexis Nexis, Thompson Reuters and CCH. Rita is regularly invited to speak at conferences, present seminars and provide training in Immigration law, including as part of Australian National University's Migration Law Program.
Cherie Wright is an Australian immigration lawyer based in Fragomen's Sydney office. She is a Special Counsel and Accredited Immigration Law Specialist. Cherie provides specialist advice to individual applicants in family migration, temporary entry to Australia, skilled migration and business skills visas, as well as Australian citizenship applications and related issues. Cherie regularly runs workforce migration training workshops for human resources professionals and CPD sessions for migration advisers. Listed in Best Lawyers in Australia, Immigration, Cherie has practiced in immigration law since 2000 and has extensive experience in both corporate and private client matters. She is a contributing author for LexisNexis and co-chair of the Law Society of New South Wales' Specialist Immigration Law Advisory Committee. Cherie is also a Notary Public in NSW.
Recognised as Accredited Specialist in Immigration Law by the New South Wales Law Society, Rola is admitted as a solicitor in the Supreme Court of New South Wales and the High Court of Australia. She has over 17 years experience in immigration law, being registered as a migration agent since 2000. Previously worked with a global immigration law firm, prior to establishing the firm Hijwel Migration Lawyers. Practicing exclusively in immigration law, with extensive immigration law experience and representing global and local clients in a raft of industries, ranging from ICT, Pharmaceuticals, Finance, Defence, to Recruitment and Education.She is also also involved with the NSW Law Society and a number of industry bodies.
Since 1995 David Prince has practiced extensively in all areas of visa applications, merits review and judicial review, and has established a reputation for successfully solving difficult immigration cases. He is regularly consulted by barristers, solicitors and migration agents on complex issues of immigration law. David has been accredited as an immigration specialist by the Law Society of New South Wales since 2000. There are fewer than 30 accredited immigration solicitors in New South Wales. David lectured at the Australian National University Graduate Certificate of Migration Law and Practice course. Over many years David has lectured on immigration law topics for numerous professional organisations, including the New South Wales Law Society, the Law Council of Australia, the New South Wales Bar Association and the Migration Institute of Australia. In 2003 and 2006 David edited the Immigration, Citizenship, and Passports Chapters of Halsbury's Laws of Australia. He has also authored the Citizenship and Migration sections of Australian Encyclopaedia for Forms and Precedents. David is an active member of the Law Council of Australia's Immigration Lawyers Association of Australasia. Through the Law Council, he participates in national debate on immigration law and policy and contributes to Parliamentary submissions. David was recognised in the Australian Financial Review in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 as one of the country's finest immigration lawyers through inclusion in Best Lawyers - Australia, Immigration Law. In 2012 he was voted Lawyer of the Year, Immigration - Sydney. David Prince graduated from the University of NSW with a Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Laws. David is admitted to practice in the High Court of Australia and the Supreme Court of New South Wales. David is a registered migration agent, MARN 9579835.
Primus Hotel Sydney
Mezzanine Level, 339 Pitt St
Primus Hotel Sydney offers Valet Parking for $45 per car per day, subject
Parking: Off-site secure under cover parking is recommended at Cinema
Car Park, 521 Kent St or Secure Parking, 259 Pitt st, please visit website
for rates. These parking stations are less then 10 minutes' walk from the
Train: The closest train station is Town Hall.
No parking or travel costs are included in the conference fee.
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