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Migration 2019 Conference 15 Nov 2019

LTA CPD SESSIONS: $330 for 5 Category B CPD points, including 1 mandatory activity.
CPD Points: (CN87) - 2 Category B CPD points, (CN88) - 2 Category B CPD points, Ethics (CN86) - 1 Mandatory Category B CPD point

MIGRATION ALLIANCE NATIONAL CONFERENCE 2:00PM - 3:30PM: These sessions will be attended by the Department of Home Affairs. These sessions do not attract CPD points and do not attract a fee.

Date: 15 November 2019
Location: The Wesley Conference Centre, 220 Pitt Street, Sydney NSW 2000
Time: 8:00AM - 6:00PM


8:00am - 8:10am Opening Remarks Founder of Migration Alliance, Director of LTA and RMA, Liana Allan

8:10am - 8:40am The impact of TSS visas on the migration profession, recent policy trends, and how to avoid the pitfalls. Dealing with restrictive environment when moving temporary visa holders to permanent residence. The art of the ENS & RSMS application in 2019. A reflection of ENS and RSMS in 2019 and update on where things are at now. Jacob Wyllie and Ross Ahmadzai

8:40am - 9:10am This seminar will focus on recent developments in South Australian Immigration including the South Australian Designated Area Migration Agreements, namely the Adelaide Technology and Innovation Advancement Agreement, and the Southern Australian Regional Workforce Agreement. An intensive analysis of both agreements, co- presented by the Government of SA (SA Immigration). Immigration South Australia (SA Government)

9:10am - 9:30am Panel discussion on TSS, RSMS, ENS, Labour Agreements including questions from floor. Panelists Professor Owen Harris, Immigration Lawyer, Ross Ahmadzai and Senior Agent Jacob Wyllie, moderated by Liana Allan

9:30am - 10:00am Character Cancellations under s501 Accredited Specialist Immigration Lawyer, Ray Turner

10:00am - 11:00am Representing applicants in the Migration and Refugee Division (including question time) Jan Redfern - Deputy President of the AAT (MRD Division)

11:00am - 11:30am Mock AAT hearing with Liana Allan, Rashmere Bhatti and Ross Ahmadzai (fake partner migration applicants) and a real MRD member, Brendan Darcy. Brendan Darcy will preside over the mock hearing with these very difficult review applicants. Pick the procedural errors Mr Darcy will deliberately make for the benefit of the audience. Brendan Darcy (MRD member) MRD

11:30am - 12:00pm Designated Area Migration Agreements (DAMAs) update: NT, Warrnambool, South Australia, Orana, WA Goldfields and Pilbara, Far North Queensland DAMA Immigration Lawyer, Ross Ahmadzai

12:00pm - 12:30pm NSW Business & Skilled Migration Update Zane Rebronja, Senior Manager, NSW Department of Industry

12:30pm - 12:45pm Update from Business & Skilled Migration Queensland Marney Richardson - Senior Project Officer, Business & Skilled Migration Queensland

12:45pm - 1:00pm Personal Speech Hon Minister Jason Wood MP, Assistant Minister for Customs, Community Safety and Multicultural Affairs (including the Office of the MARA).

1:00pm - 2:00pm Lunch: Migration 2019 Gourmet Lunch ($55 extra charge applies)

A sit down lunch with full table service, on-site at the Wesley Conference Centre.

• Bread Rolls and a selection of fruit juices on the table when guests arrive
• Salads to be served - two choices of substantial salads and a garden salad.
• Mains to be served - a choice of two mains which will be alternated between guests
• Desserts to be served - a choice of cakes, tarts and slices will be served on platters on the tables along with dessert plates for each guest.
• Tea and Coffee - to be served along with the desserts.

Price: $55 Inc. GST / Per Person. (early bird price)
Location: Smith Room - Wesley Conference Centre.

Please book your seat below (seats are limited).
Guest Speakers: Darryl Goodhand from Allianz Global Assistance and Christopher Levingston, Accredited Specialist Immigration Lawyer, and others TBC.


Update on Immigration Policy

Pilar Davidson/Ben Biddington, Assistant Secretary Immigration Policy Framework

Update on Immigration Program Management and Delivery

Peter Richards, Assistant Secretary, Skilled and Family Visa Program

Update on regulation of the migration advice industry Lesley Dalton, Assistant Secretary (OMARA); Graeme Grosse (ABF Commander Investigations); James Copeman (ABF Commander Field Operations)

3:30pm - 4:00pm Ongoing requirement for Training Benchmark A and B for current 457 holders Maria Perricone from TAFE NSW

4:00pm - 4:30pm Recent Developments in Migration and Case Law Professor Owen Harris

4:30pm - 6:00pm Ethics - Mandatory CPD Point (CN86)

The top 10 ethical problems for migration agents:
1. Duties Owed to Opposing or Third Parties
2. Criminal Conduct
3. Conflicts of Interest
4. Migration Agent Fees
5. Malpractice
6. Solicitation of new clients
7. Client Confidences & Privilege
8. Misconduct Involving Dishonesty
9. Clients' Accounts
10. Neglect & Lack of Communication
Accredited Specialist Immigration Lawyer, Christopher Levingston

6:00pm Conference ends  

Panel speakers:
Zane Rebronja from NSW State Government (Skilled and Business Migration)
Sophia Dphena from BW Capital - Business Talent and 188 complying investments
Christopher Levingston - Accredited Specialist Immigration Lawyer
Westpac - Economist
RMA - Merryl Dawson
Migration Agent Michael Jeremy
Migration Agent Owen Harris - Professor and Migration Agent

Booking and paying for a seat for the LTA sessions means that you will already occupy a seat in the auditorium for the day. You can therefore return to the auditorium after lunch for the free Home Affairs and ABF sessions in the afternoon. You do not need to join the waitlist for the free sessions as you will already have a seat in the auditorium.

Migration Agents wishing to attend the free Home Affairs / ABF / Migration Alliance afternoon sessions need to place their name on a waitlist for free seats in the auditorium. Approximately 12-24 hours prior to the start of the conference (13th or 14th November 2019), Migration Alliance will advise those waitlisted migration agents (in writing) whether they have been given a free seat to these sessions. Any agents who are not confirmed on the attendance list will be denied access. It is very important not to just show up on the day and hope for a seat. Free seats are issued on a first come first served basis.

► Click here to join the waitlist for the free Migration Alliance member seats (Afternoon sessions with the Department of Home Affairs and ABF)

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