Karstens Conference Center
111 Harrington Street, Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia

Master Series: Oceania Immigration Updates – Australia and New Zealand in Focus

21 October 2016


Please join BAL at the Worldwide ERC® Master Series in Sydney, Australia this October. Australia and New Zealand are neighboring countries who share similar immigration policies and look to the global talent market to fill skill shortages in this region. BAL will present an immigration update on employer-sponsored visa programs and highlight the recent amendments to corporate obligations in the two countries. Attendees will learn about recent changes to immigration legislation in countries across Oceania, with a focus on Australia and New Zealand, and explore emerging trends, governmental enforcement, and what is around the corner. Immigration program best practices will also be discussed, including centralizing immigration programs, using technology wisely, and developing corporate immigration policies to guide your company to reduce risk and remain compliant. Case studies will play an important role in the session.  

Learning objectives:

  • Explore recent changes to immigration legislation in Oceania
  • Learn how to implement a policy which captures changing immigration laws as they come to hand
  • Discover best practices for your immigration program


Corporate HR Professionals who manage mobility for their company’s employees.
COST: Complimentary

Service Provider
COST: US$150
Questions? Please contact Karen Kroehler at kkroehler@WorldwideERC.org or +1 703-842-3422

8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.    Registration check-in; Welcome Coffee and Refreshments

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.   Educational session (includes networking break)

Moderator: Tim Denney, Managing Director, Oceania, Berry Appleman & Leiden Pty Ltd

Speaker: Douglas Allison, Senior Associate, Berry Appleman & Leiden Pty Ltd

Speaker: Nicola Tiffen, Senior Associate, Cavell Leitch, New Zealand