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LIV CPD 2020 - Immigration Law Year in Review

LIV CPD 2020 - Immigration Law Year in Review

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CPD Units 1.5
  • Practice Management & Business Skills
  • Substantive Law
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Recorded: 9 November 2020 | Run Time: 1:16:37

In this video, Lena Hung and Maria Jockel discuss key legislative changes and impact on different visa categories along with implications of the Federal Budget. The session will also provide insights on immigration reform by exploring interplay between Department of Home Affairs, the Australian Border Force and border closures.

Further Details

  • Further Details

    Topics include:

    • Legislative changes over the year in Migration Law including COVID-19 concessions
    • Discussion on how the changes have impacted on different visa categories -including family, employer sponsored, GSM and business skills visas
    • Discussion on the changes announced from the Federal Budget
    • Travel exemptions
    • The Home Affairs Portfolio, the Department of Home Affairs and the Australian Border Force
    • The recalibration if the Migration Program with border closure
    • Data matching and regulatory compliance
    • What is the new normal?
  • Presenters

    Chair - Valerie Dagama Pereira, Barrister and Solicitor, Da Gama Pereira and Associates, Accredited Specialist, Immigration Law

    Valerie Da Gama Pereira is Principal Lawyer of Da Gama Pereira & Associates P/L and an Accredited Immigration Law Specialist and a Registered Migration Agent since 1992.

    She was recognized as best lawyer of the year 2020. Valerie practices Immigration Law and Tech startup law with her husband Glenn Pereira who is also a lawyer.

    Valerie has been involved in a number of court cases in matters against the Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs.

    Valerie is Registered with the State Bar of California as a Foreign Legal Consultant, a statutory requirement to practice Australian Law including Australian Immigration Law in the USA, and also to comply with Clause 2.1 of the Code of Conduct.

    Valerie is the, Deputy Chair of the Law Council of Australia’s Migration Law Committee, Member of Administrative Law and Human Rights Committee, Ex Chair of the Migration Law Committee, Law Institute of Victoria & a Member of Accredited Specialisation (Immigration law) Education and Exams.

    Presenter - Lena Hung, Principal, Lena Hung & Associates, Accredited Specialist Immigration Lawyer

    Lena Hung is the Principal of Lena Hung and Associates and is an Accredited Immigration Law Specialist based in Melbourne, with over 15 years of experience in migration law. She is actively involved in migration law committees and presently holds the following positions:

    • 2019 and 2020 Chair of Administrative Law and Human Rights section of the Law Institute of Victoria (LIV)
    • Committee Member of Migration Law Committee (Law Council of Australia)
    • Committee Member of the LIV’s Specialisation - Immigration Law Advisory Committee
    • Committee Member of the LIV’s Migration Law Committee
    • Accredited Educator for the Migration Institute of Australia

    Lena is the primary CPD presenter for Enriched Migration Training and has taught hundreds of migration lawyers and RMAs. She has covered relevant and timely updates on key migration areas including business skills, employer sponsorship, skilled migration, student visas, family migration, and visa cancellations. Lena is regularly invited to present CPD topics for a number of CPD providers in migration law and legal education.

    Presenter - Maria Jockel, Legal Principal, BDO Migraton Services, Accredited Specialist, Immigration Law

    Maria is the legal principal and leader of BDO Migration Services, an incorporated legal practice that specialises in all aspects of Australian immigration and nationality law for corporate and private clients. She is an accredited immigration law specialist and a registered migration agent.

    Acknowledged as one of Australia's leading immigration law specialists, Maria brings a unique depth and breadth of immigration law and corporate and commercial-related legal experience from her years in private practice. This is complemented by Maria's former advisory and senior management roles while in government service.

    Regarded as an authority on immigration law, Maria is listed in Who's Who Legal: Corporate Immigration (2010-2020) and is nominated in the peer review Best Lawyers (2008-2020). She is a sought-after speaker and lecturer, and a prolific author on all aspects of immigration and citizenship law. Her recent works include the book 457 Visa Law: Addressing Australia's Skilled Labour Shortage (Thomson Reuters, 2008). She has also written chapters in Immigration Law Client Strategies in the Asia- Pacific (Aspatore, 2009); Getting the Deal Through: Corporate Immigration (2012-2017); Global Mobility (ILW, 2012-2016); Corporate Immigration Annual Review (Financier Worldwide, 2013); and the International Comparative Legal Guide: Corporate Immigration (2017-2019), as well as many other publications. She co-wrote "A Comparative Analysis to Labour Outsourcing" in The Arizona Journal of International Law and Comparative Law.

    Most recently, Maria spoke at the International Bar Association (IBA) Annual Conference in Sydney in October 2017; the IBA 8th Biennial Global Conference in London in November 2017; the IBA Annual Conference in Seoul in September 2019; and at the 9th IBA Biennial Global Immigration Conference in November 2019.

    Maria's practice includes all aspects of immigration law, including: employer nomination temporary/permanent residency applications; business skills migration; complex matters involving health and character issues; Federal Court applications; skilled migration; review applications at the Administrative Appeals Tribunal/Migration Review Division; citizenship; ministerial submissions; international education; the Educational Services of Overseas Students Act and the National Code; labour agreements; and regulatory compliance and due diligence and related advices.

    Maria heads a team of lawyers dedicated to providing strategic, expert and practical advice and business solutions in all aspects of visa and migration-related requirements.

    Maria is currently a member of: the Migration Law Committee of the Law Council of Australia; the Migration Law Committee of the Law Institute of Victoria; the citizenship and nationality section of the International Bar Association; the Australia-China Chamber of Commerce; the Australian Human Resource Institute; and the Migration Institute of Australia.

    As the author of landmark legal texts and a regular speaker at national and international conferences and forums, Maria has been recognised for her contribution to continuing professional education by the Law Institute of Victoria.

    Maria has a Bachelor of Law (second-class honours) Degree, as well as a Bachelor of Arts (first-class honours) Degree from the University of Melbourne. She is an accredited specialist in Immigration Law (Law Institute of Victoria) and a solicitor at the Supreme Court of Victoria and the High Court of Australia.

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