Effectively Navigating Labour Agreements Considering the 2024-25 Federal Budget and New Changes

Do your research. Ensure you have all of the best practice tips, updated case law, and understand the challenges and opportunities for your immigration law clients. Effectively Navigating Labour Agreements Considering the 2024-25 Federal Budget and New Changes delves deep into the intricacies of immigration law in light of the latest Federal Budget. Gain insights into administrative bases where no visa pathway is available, ministerial settings governed by departmental policy, decision-making methodologies and operations, as well as the intricacies of approval, refusal, and re-submission processes.

Tuesday, 10 September 2024
Early Bird Discount ends 2 Aug 2024 $112.00

Attend and earn 1 CPD unit in Substantive Law
This program is applicable to practitioners from all States & Territories


Marial Lewis, Principal Solicitor and Founder, Crossover Law Group; Accredited Specialist in Immigration Law, Best Lawyers 2024, Australasian Lawyer 2023 Most Influential Lawyers 2023, Forbes 30 under 30

1.30pm to 2.30pm Effectively Navigating Labour Agreements Considering the 2024-25 Federal Budget and New Changes


  • What do the latest Federal Budget mean for your practice?
  • 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
  • Skills shortage vs labour shortage
  • Retention strategies
  • Regulations 2.72 and 2.79
  • Regulation 2.76A (1) and section 140, subdivision GB of the Immigration Act
  • Stakeholder consultation         

Presented by Alan L Chanesman, Managing Partner, Chanesman Global


Marial Lewis, Principal Solicitor and Founder, Crossover Law Group
Marial Lewis is one of Australia's top immigration lawyers. She is an accredited specialist in Immigration Law by the Law Society of NSW as well as the winner of the prestigious 2021 and 2022 Lawyers Weekly 30 under 30 and the 2020 John Gibson Award - Young Migration Lawyer of the year by the Law Council of Australia. In 2023 she was recognised as one of the Most Influential Leading Lawyers in Australia and listed as the only woman in the Oceania region in the Women of the Future- 50 rising stars in ESG. In 2022, Marial was listed in the Forbes list under 30 for social impact. Since 2022, she was recognized yearly by her international peers in the Who’s who Legal- Corporate Immigration Future Leaders and in the Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch for 2023 and 2024- Immigration Law. Marial has also been a finalist in various national awards including, innovative of the year (individual), rising star of the year for the Australasian Law Awards and Women in Law, regional/suburban lawyer of the year and 30 under 30 since 2019. Marial is also a lecturer and unit coordinator in the Graduate Diploma of Australian Migration Law and a Teaching Fellow at UNSW for subjects such Administrative law. Marial is an international and national speaker on various matters from migration law to innovation to entrepreneurship. Marial is also a mother of two little ones whom she adores dearly, keeping her always on the go. After many years in private practice including being a partner in a specialist migration law firm, Marial founded Crossover Law Group, a Newlaw migration law firm focusing on servicing private and corporate clients migration law needs by delivering a fast, efficient and transparent excellent service whilst using innovation, technology and new ideas for better delivery. Crossover Law Group has been recognised as innovative law firm of the year finalist as well as Newlaw firm of the year finalist in various awards since its inception. Marial is a passionate lawyer who works with a wide range of clients assisting them with their immigration legal goals. She is also very experienced with complicated migration law matters such as refusals, cancellations, detention, character cases, review matters at the Administrative Appeals Tribunal as well as being a litigator in migration court cases.

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’.

This seminar is part of a series

Immigration Law Reform and Application Practical Strategies Over Lunch

Major reforms of Immigration Law continue, new Laws, new policies and the new Tribunal. You will gain a practical understanding of the changes in the new Administrative Review Tribunal and the TSS, Student and Visitor Visa amendments. Ensure that you are able to navigate the amendments to temporary visa applications and Labour Agreements brought about in the 2024-25 Federal Budget.  Obtain practical strategies to identify problems in Visa Applications.  All in one hour bite sized sessions to fit into your busy practice.


Attend the full series and earn 4 CPD units including:
1 unit in Professional Skills
3 units in Substantive Law

This program is applicable to practitioners from all States & Territories



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Effectively Navigating Labour Agreements Considering the 2024-25 Federal Budget and New Changes


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Tuesday, 10 September 2024
1.30pm to 2.30pm Australia/Sydney
CPD Points 1
Early Bird Discount ends 2 Aug 2024 $112.00
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