Sydney, Australia | Hyatt Regency Sydney

Master Series: Employer Sponsored Temporary and Permanent Visa Changes Explained – Implications for Business and Strategies to Overcome

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

8:00AM - 12:00PM AEST

For employers hiring and retaining overseas staff, 2017 has been one of the most tumultuous years in recent memory in terms of the recent changes and upcoming reforms to Australia’s temporary and permanent skilled migration programs.

Speakers include Managing Director Christina Karl, Associate/Solicitor Polina Oussova, and Director Martin Russell of Berry Appleman & Leiden’s Australian team in addition to, Senior Counsel and former Chief of the Western Law Division of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS)
Kelli Duehning. Presenters will analyze the impact of the April and July changes and the proposed reforms set for March 2018, including the following:

  • The introduction of a new Temporary Skill Shortage visa in March 2018
  • Analysis of the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) and the Short-term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL) – what this means for current and future visa applicants and how they will impact eligibility for future skilled visa applications
  • ‘Skilling Australians Fund’ commencing March 2018 and increases to visa application charges – what options do business have to lessen the burden
  • Analysis of additional changes that occurred on1 July 2017 changes and what this indicates for future reforms
  • Forward planning for business

Local and Regional Compliance – What You Need to Know

The following topics will be discussed from a regional perspective, with specific topics of interest to Australian HR and Global Mobility specialists:

  • Pan –Asian changing landscape of travel
  • Pan –Asian permissible activities for business visitor visa holders
  • Australian Subclass 400 visa option
  • Australian ‘Backpacker’ visas – who may be eligible and what do they allow the holder to do – recent changes?
  • Pan-Asian verification of work rights
  • ATO and DIBP information sharing
  • DIBP to commence publishing details of sponsors who fail to meet their obligations

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