Connecticut, US

March 21 - 23, 2019

The Law Council of Australia’s 2019 Immigration Law Conference

Hotel Realm
18 National Circuit
Canberra, ACT 2600
Please join Fragomen Professionals, Chris Spentzaris, Sasko Markovski, Charles Johanes and Cherie Wright at The Law Council of Australia’s 2019 Immigration Law Conference in Canberra.

The Law Council’s 2019 CPD Immigration Law Conference will examine the contemporary priorities of the Department of Home Affairs and way in which these interact with the operation of the law. It focuses upon the changing priorities of the portfolio from a legal and policy perspective, including important topics such as law enforcement, cyber security, national security, processing delays and the impact of these priorities upon the way in which laws are crated and the administration of the law.

Chris will be speaking on the Showcase session Temporary and Permanent Employer Sponsored Visas - New Developments. The session will cover:
• The new TSS visa: 12 months on - where are we now?
• Permanent residence pathways - ENS/ RSMS vs GSM
• Issues and challenges for employers in attracting and retaining talent under the new regime

Sasko will be a panellist on the 400 Series - The change to Short term visas to fill labour market needs breakout session. Panel discussion of the new ‘gig economy’ and shift to short term, temporary
engagements, Impact of the TSS / ENS changes on other 400 series visas and comparative view of short-term work visas in other jurisdictions
• When a 400 visa could be considered instead of a TSS visa
• Transitioning from a 400 to a TSS visa
• Common traps and pitfalls of using the visa
• 400 visa compliance and risk management strategies

Charles will be speaking on the Compliance and Enforcement - Australian Border Force and Fair Work Ombudsman breakout session which will focus on:
• Update on recent compliance, investigations and enforcement activity by Home Affairs / FWO
• Recent compliance issues relating to sponsors and employers of overseas workers
• The new ‘naming and shaming’ provisions, and data matching initiatives with ATO

Cherie is a judge for the showcase session The Return of Immigration Nerd.

For further information and to register, please click the register button above.