|Start time||14 Nov 2019 9:00am (Australia - Melbourne)|
|End time||14 Nov 2019 4:30pm (Australia - Melbourne)|
|Location||Leo Cussen Centre for Law, Level 16, 15 William Street, Melbourne|
|Speaker||See full program for details.|
|Catering||Includes morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea|
|Designed for||Legal practitioners|
Migration Law Conference
Leo Cussen Centre for Law, Level 16, 15 William Street, Melbourne
Watch and See Announcement!
The Migration Amendment (Regulation of Migration Agents) Bill 2017 is rumoured to take effect as from 30 June 2019. The Bill, if enacted, will remove legal practitioners from the OMARA regulatory scheme.
Department of Home Affairs Update, Trends and New Developments for 2019/2020
This session will address recent and emerging legislative developments, trends and a detailed Home Affairs Update including:
ALERT! The Sponsored Parent (Temporary) Sub Class 870 Visa
New five-year visa for parents and grandparents available from 17 April 2019 (Subclass 870 visa) – Discussion includes Costs, visa cap, health criteria, eligibility criteria;
ALERT! Regional Immigration Update:
Department of Home Affairs Update:
General Update and Trends:
Migration Law Case Update 2019
This session will address recent notable cases within the Federal Court, Federal Circuit Court and the AAT. The case update will include:
The Savvy Investor – A Closer Look at Business Innovation and Investment Visas
This session will take a closer look at Business Innovation, Investment and the Entrepreneur streams and how to effectively manage these visas when advising your entrepreneurial client.
This session will cover the below visas:
This presenter will also discuss the difficulties that can arise when applying for these visa streams, their processing times, and will examine where these visas have been turned down on technicalities.
Intersection between the Department of Home Affairs and Third-Party Agencies
This session will provide an insight into the Department of Home Affairs consulting with third party or government agencies to collect and use information when considering a visa application and whether this gives rise to issues of procedural fairness.
This session will discuss the options available to your client under the FOI Act and other complaint authorities should your client’s visa be cancelled as a result of reliance on third-party documents.
Intersection with Migration and Criminal Law – Cancellations Under s116 and s501
An increase in Australian Visa Cancellations for Character Grounds and Criminal Convictions is a government response to national security concerns resulting in a significant number of cancellations and deportations each year.
This session will examine visa cancellation decisions under s116 and s501 and the immediate advice you should be giving to your client should this situation arise.
This session will consider:
Immigration and the role of the Commonwealth Ombudsman
The Commonwealth Ombudsman is the organisation responsible for monitoring and handling complaints about the Department of Home Affairs.
This session will discuss the role that the Commonwealth Ombudsman can provide to visa applicants and how support from this organisation may assist in progressing your client’s visa application. Learn about how you can use the Commonwealth Ombudsman’s regime to strategically advantage your client.
This session will also consider the findings and investigations carried out by the Commonwealth Ombudsman into the Department of Home Affairs.
Employer Sponsored Visa’s, Fraud and Client Vulnerability
When a client applies for an employer-sponsored visa, they are often completely reliant on that employer for work whilst their visa application is processed. Given this power imbalance, it is not uncommon for instances of fraud, or even situations where an employer goes out of business, leaving the visa applicant in limbo through no fault of their own.
With reference to recent cases, our presenter will outline the most common issues likely to arise for your client’s when arriving on an employer-sponsored visa, the avenues they may have, legal or otherwise, in instances such as fraud or the employer going out of business, This session will also address how to tackle the tricky issue of the clear power imbalance in these situations.
Citizenship Refusals – Reasons, Excuses and Your Advice
Over 4,000 migrants were refused Australian citizenship in 2016/2017. The reasons for these refusals ranged from a significant delay in returning to Australia after making an initial Application (despite meeting all the requirements for citizenship), failure to disclose a conviction for a stolen pair of shoes and possession of a credit card that was suspected to be stolen, whilst another application was refused on the basis of multiple traffic infringements.
This session will address both the common, and not so common, reasons for refusal for citizenship, and allow you to be on the front foot heading into 2019 and beyond, when advising your client about their citizenship applications.
Substantive Law: 6.0