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National Migration Conference 2021

5 Category B CPD Points for RMAs, 5 CPD/CLE points for Lawyers


Date: 8th October2021
Location: Online via Zoom
Time: 8:00AM - 6:30PM (Australian Eastern Standard Time / Sydney. Please click here to view current local time.)
Price: $330.00



8:00AM - 8:05AM INTRODUCTION - CN120
Opening Address

Presented by Liana Allan - Director of Legal Training Australia, and Founder of Migration Alliance Inc.

8:05AM - 9:05AM SC188 SIV - CN120

Presented by James Hall and Sarah Hegarty from Ellerston Captial

9:05AM - 9:30AM TASMANIA STATE GOVERNMENT - CN120
State Government of Tasmania Update. Global Education and Migration, Business Tasmania

Presented by Martin Andrews and Shannon Heard from the Department of State Growth

9:30AM - 10:25AM
BORDER CLOSURES AND EMPLOYER SPONSORED VISAS - CN120
The impact of closed borders on the local labour market, visa options for critical sectors, the PMSOL and travel exemptions.

- Employers of all sizes and types from small cafes to large celebrity chefs-run restaurants, from sole trader tradies to large construction companies have been struggling to fill job vacancies
- research and data shows there aren't enough people to fill skilled jobs or low-skilled ones either
- we don't have a skilled worker problem in Australia, we have a worker problem in general: not enough people to fill vacancies
- 2 major events have made this worse: the abolition of the 457 visa in 2017 and border closures in March 2020:
     - The abolition of the 457 visa brought about the restriction to pathways to PR for some professionals, which has caused some workers to leave Australia or choose to work elsewhere, making us less competitive. The introduction of SAF may also have made it difficult for employers to sponsor
     - Border closures in March 2022: no international students or backpackers entering the country since then

Research shows how this was felt and the impact on some industries

- What are some solutions for employers?
     - Recruiting from offshore: Subclass 400 or 482 with travel exemptions under PMSOL
     - Recruiting from onshore: still many students and backpackers onshore - Sponsor on to 482 to 494
     - 186 Direct Entry - recruiting from offshore - permanent visa therefore not subject to border closures
     - DAMAs in some areas
     - Recruiting semi-skilled workers onshore: 407 Training Visa
     - Pacific labour scheme and the new Agriculture visa
- Prepare for borders opening soon
- More structured and robust offshore recruiting then - pre-assessment of health and character

Presented by Erica Carneiro - Registered Migration Agent

10:30AM - 12:30PM MIGRATION ALLIANCE NATIONAL MIGRATION CONFERENCE

DEPARTMENT OF HOME AFFAIRS SESSIONS (Free Sessions)


Registration for the Department of Home Affairs sessions is now closed.


10:30AM Department of Home Affairs

- Skilled Migration Program (including program priorities and updates)

- 2020-2021 planning ceiling and outcomes for Skilled Migration program and Global Talent visa program

- 2021-2022 planned ceiling and tracking up until 30/09/2021 for Skilled Migrationprogram and Global Talent visa program

- Business Skills visas

- Q&A

Presented by Paul Denman, A/g Assistant Secretary Skilled Visa Branch Immigration Programs Division, and Servat Brennan, NSW/ACT BIRO - Department of Home Affairs

11:35AM The Hon Jason Wood MP
Assistant Minister for Customs, Community Safety and Multicultural Affairs

Migration Industry Update

11:45AM Department of Home Affairs
Border / Travel Exemptions

Presented by Alison Garrod, Senior Director of COVID-19 Border Measures

12:15PM Department of Home Affairs
Refugee and Humanitarian Update

Presented by Sally Pfeiffer, A/g First Assistant Secretary Refugee, Humanitarian and Settlement Division
    

12:35PM - 1:40PM
ADMINISTRATIVE APPEALS TRIBUNAL (AAT) UPDATE - CN120


Presented by Bridget Cullen

1:40PM - 2:00PM LUNCH

Allianz Partners Lucky Door Prizes
Five participants will win a $200 gift voucher. Names drawn live at lunch.

2:00PM - 2:30PM WESTERN AUSTRALIA - CN121
State Government of Western Australia

The Future of streamlined BIIP in WA State Nomination Requirements and Policy Guidelines on the new 188A, 188B, 188C and 188E visa subclasses.

Presented by Leo Yu - Business Migration Centre, Business Migration WA, WA Government

2:35PM - 3:05PM SOUTH AUSTRALIA - CN121
Skilled & Business Migration

Department for Innovation and Skills
Migration South Australia

3:10PM - 3:40PM MIGRATION NT - CN121
Northern Territory Migration Update

Presented by Kevin Kadirgamar, Manager, Department of Industry, Tourism and Trade, Northern Territory Government of Australia

3:45PM - 4:15PM RDA ORANA NSW - CN121
ORANA DAMA

Presented by Miranda Riley, Workforce Development Manager

4:15PM - 4:45PM NSW STATE GOVERNMENT - CN121
State Government of NSW Update
- State policy / focus
- 190 program
- 491 program
- BIIP nomination criteria

Presented by Zane Rebronja, Associate Director, Investment NSW

4:45PM - 5:00PM
AFGHANISTAN CRISIS SC 200 VISAS - CN121
The Afghanistan Crisis and the Subclass 200 visa. How I got my clients onto a military jet from start to finish. The whole story.

Presented by Michelle Brewty, Senior RMA, MA Public Administration, BA Economics, GC. Australian Immigration Law, ex-Australian Visa Immigration Officer

5:00PM - 6:30PM CODE OF CONDUCT - CN95
Panel Discussion

Presented by Accredited Specialist Immigration Lawyers Owen Harris and Christopher Levingston

6:30PM CONFERENCE END  


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