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The capital of Queensland and third most populous city in Australia, Brisbane has grown into an important centre for business and commerce. Foreign nationals are attracted to Brisbane’s vibrant and diverse cultural scene and high standard of living, while local employers have a continued need to fill gaps in specialist skills and in growth industries. 
 
According to the Queensland government, the key industries of health care and social assistance, professional, scientific and technical services, construction and mining are forecast to provide more than 60% of employment growth in the next five years. 
 
Our office has extensive experience in advising and assisting business in these key industries for specialist skilled employees under usual immigration rules, as well as semi-skilled positions where there is a genuine skills shortage through the negotiation of  specific immigration Labour Agreements with the government. 
 
The Brisbane office is known for its collegial work environment and more generally supports clients of all sizes across a wide range of industries to effectively manage their immigration programs and address regulatory requirements.
 
We work with many companies that employ foreign workers on a project basis, as well as companies looking to expand their workforce with foreign nationals. Due to the industries that are dominant in Queensland, we have particular experience in working effectively with clients in complex work force arrangements such as contractor arrangements, joint ventures and other associations to ensure the delivery of skilled professionals to large scale projects.
 
In addition to visa and immigration program management and particular experience working with clients on Labour Agreement negotiations, Fragomen also assists in litigation and review matters, advisory services, monitoring and compliance services, and government relations.
 
Our professionals also leverage the global reach of the firm, with over 40 offices worldwide, to offer consistent service delivery into over 170 countries. 
 
Over the past few years, the immigration landscape in Australia has become increasingly regulated. Recent reforms to the Migration Act introduced new civil penalty provisions and amended existing criminal offences to sanction employers.
 
This increased scrutiny has led to a greater number of audits on companies relative to their workforce and sponsorship practices. All employers—regardless of whether they are sponsoring foreign assignees or not—have stringent obligations regarding their employees’ proper work rights.
 
Our Brisbane-based Registered Migration Agents and Solicitors help employers to meet these challenges and remain in compliance with local immigration regulations and requirements. 
 
Fragomen Registered Migration Agents must act in accordance with the Migration Agents Registration Authority Code of Conduct (“The Code”) during the provision of services to clients. Please refer to https://www.mara.gov.au/media/553229/Code_of_Conduct_April_2017.pdf for a copy of Code of Conduct as displayed on the Authority's web site.
 
 
Fragomen in Australia is Fragomen (Australia) Pty Ltd.
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Fragomen (Australia) Pty Ltd.

Level 15
300 Queen Street
Brisbane, QLD 4000
Australia
brisbaneinfo@fragomen.com

T  +61 7 3004 0500

F  +61 7 3004 0508

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