Immigration Law: Significant Changes Under the New Migration Strategy

Following the recent release of the federal government's new Migration Strategy, immigration will continue to be a hot topic, requiring quick updates and strategies for lawyers and agents throughout the year. Stay informed with the latest changes here on student visas, independent skilled pathways, skill assessments and labour agreements.

Tuesday, 28 May 2024
Early Bird Discount ends 10 May 2024 $353.50

Attend and earn 4 CPD units in Substantive Law
This program is applicable to practitioners from all States & Territories


9.00am to 10.00am Student Routes to Permanent Residency


  • Australia's booming international student migration
  • What’s changing? A-Z guide to proposed changes and current requirements
  • Impacts of these changes
  • Managing challenges: non-genuine intentions and evolving regulations
  • Options available for visa applicants and comprehend procedural shifts
  • Implications for current visa holders and assess the impact on Australia's workforce

Presented by Lily Ong, Principal, Lily Ong Business Lawyer & Migration Consultants; LIV Accredited Specialist Immigration Law; Leading Immigration Lawyers, Doyles Guide 2023


Dr Stephene Tully, Barrister, Sixth Floor St James' Hall Chambers

10.00am to 11.00am Changes to Permanent Skilled Migration: What You Need to Know


  • New transitional pathways from 482 to 186: an overview
  • Current requirements for transition
  • Exemptions and alternates to standard transition requirements
  • Independent skilled pathways to permanent residency: the current landscape
  • Global Talent visa and Distinguished Talent pathway

Presented by Sean Loughland, Senior Associate, Integrate Legal

11.00am to 11.15am Morning Break
12.15pm to 1.15pm Labour Agreements: Tips for Approval


  • Administrative basis: no visa pathway available
  • Ministerial settings: departmental policy
  • Decision process: methodology and operation
  • Assessment: approval, refusal and re-submission
  • Deed of variation: unintended consequences
  • Complex issues: possible concessions
  • Regulations 2.72 and 2.79
  • Regulation 2.76A (1) and section 140, subdivision GB of the Immigration Act               

Presented by Alan L Chanesman, Managing Partner, Chanesman Global

11.15am to 12.15pm Skill Assessments and State Nomination: Tips and Challenges


  • Skills assessment requirements for the chosen occupation – Vetassess, TRA.
  • Strategic thinking where multiple overlapping skills assessment a regulatory requirements
  • Summary of state nomination requirements
  • Impact of recent changes to visa requirements

Presented by Karyn Anderson, Managing Partner and Director, Clothier Anderson Immigration Lawyers; Accredited in Immigration Law Specialist; Leading Immigration Lawyer, Doyles Guide 2023, and Valerie Dagama Pereira, Principal, Da Gama Pereira & Associates; Accredited Specialist in Immigration Law


Dr Stephene Tully, Barrister, Sixth Floor St James' Hall Chambers
Dr Tully practises on the sixth floor of St James' Hall Chambers. Before coming to the bar, Dr Tully was a solicitor with Commonwealth tribunals practising administrative and immigration law, became an accredited specialist in government and administrative law in 2011 and was formerly an editor for the Australian Journal of Administrative Law. Dr Tully’s broad practice now includes administrative, family, criminal, commercial and international law.

Alan L Chanesman, Managing Partner, Chanesman Global
A foremost immigration law adviser and profession commentator, Alan Chanesman remains today without question the migration industry’s most accomplished and knowledgeable Labour Agreement industry mastermind in this very specialist field, most often engaged by lawyers and registered migration professionals to assist as an external Labour Agreement expert. Acknowledged as a leading industry authority regarding the economic aspect the Australian Migration Program has on the broader marketplace, Alan is always in demand as an insightful presenter, a leading media commentator and law educator with particular focus on the labour market, government policy settings, migration employee agreements and specialist frameworks concerning business and worker engagement. Highly respected for his pragmatic approach, Alan is actively involved in the preparation and presentation of strategic issue papers, propositions and consultations through his involvement on various industry ‘reference groups’ and ‘think-tanks’.

Valerie Pereira, Principal, Da Gama Pereira & Associates Pty. Ltd.
Valerie is Principal Lawyer of Da Gama Pereira & Associates and an Accredited Immigration Law Specialist. Valerie practices Immigration Law and is involved with Tech Start-ups. Valerie holds a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Laws, and a Master of Law from Overseas and Australia. She also holds a Master of Laws from Monash University a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice Management form the College of Law, Sydney and a Certificate in American Immigration Law from Emory University-Georgia. She is also Registered as a Foreign Legal Consultant with the State Bar of California. Valerie has been involved in several court cases in matters against the Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs and has also had success with migration law matters in the Administrative Appeals Tribunal. She is the immediate past Chair of the Law Council (LCA)of Australia’s Migration Law Committee and is now a current member of the FDRS Executive Committee. (LCA.) Valerie is also a current Member of Administrative Law and Human Rights Committee, and the Migration Law Committee of the Law Institute of Victoria (LIV) and the current chair of the Accredited Specialisation (Immigration Law Committee. She was also the Ex-Chair of the Migration Law Committee, Ex Dy. Chair of the Administrative Law and Human Rights Committee. Valerie has been an active member in organising as well as participating in the Migration Law, and Commonwealth Law Conferences of the Law Council of Australia. Valerie has been recognised for her expertise in migration law by Best Lawyers since 2019 and continues to hold that award. She was also voted as “Lawyer of the year 2020” for her work in Immigration Law.

Karyn Anderson, Partner, Clothier Anderson Immigration Lawyers
Karyn Anderson graduated from the University of Melbourne in Arts and Law and holds a Master of Laws (cum laude) in Public International Law from the University of Leiden, The Netherlands. She was admitted to legal practice in 1993 and has practiced solely in the areas of immigration and refugee law for twenty years. She established her own legal practice with Michael Clothier over a decade ago. Karyn has extensive experience in all areas of immigration and refugee law including preparing primary visa applications and submissions to the Department, representing applicants in merits review applications in the AAT as well as judicial review in the Federal Circuit Court of Australia, Federal Court of Australia and High Court of Australia. Karyn became an accredited immigration law specialist in 2000 and has served on the Law Institute's Immigration Law Specialisation Committee, which sets the examinations for lawyers wanting to be accredited as specialists, for many years. Karyn has been selected by her peers each year since 2009 as one of Australia's "Best Lawyers" in the field of Immigration Law published annually in the Australian Financial Review, following a rigorous peer review survey.

Lily Ong, Principal, Lily Ong Business Lawyer & Migration Consultants
Lily Ong is originally from Malaysia and migrated to Australia in the 1980s. Lily obtained degrees in Economics and Law from Monash University. Admitted as a solicitor in 1989, Lily practiced with the Sydney firms Dunhill Morgan and Phillips Fox prior to relocating to Melbourne where she now resides. Lily opened her practice in 2000 and utilises her skills as an LIV accredited specialist immigration lawyer with a strong focus on Business Migration to assist clients daily. Lily enjoys a strong professional network with other firms and professionals and strives to provide quality legal advice with a high service standard for her clients. Contact us now and find out what for Lily Ong Business Lawyers and Migration Consultants can do for you.

Sean Loughland, Senior Associate, Integrate Legal
Sean has significant experience working in corporate immigration, with specialist knowledge of temporary and permanent employer sponsored options, as well as a variety of other independent, family, study, and training visa pathways. He has worked with corporate and individual clients from a variety of industries, including health and medicine, finance, education, IT, engineering, academia, manufacturing and entertainment. Sean provides solution-oriented advice with a focus on achieving expeditious outcomes for applicants, in an easy to understand manner. Sean was nominated as a finalist in the 2021 Lawyers Weekly ‘30 under 30’ for Australian lawyers.


Immigration Law: Significant Changes Under the New Migration Strategy


Morning Session
Tuesday, 28 May 2024
9.00am to 1.15pm Australia/Sydney
CPD Points 4
Early Bird Discount ends 10 May 2024 $353.50
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