Effectively Navigating Changes in the New Administrative Review Tribunal

Same But Different: What exactly is changing in Migration and Refugee Review at the Administrative Review Tribunal, and how does this impact your practice? Ensuring accuracy is vital for your case, reputation, peace of mind, and your clients' lives. Dive into the program to explore features relevant to migration and protection reviews. Gain insights into referral criteria, focusing on significant administrative decision-making issues and justice interests outlined in section 40 of the ART Act. Delve into the Merits Review process, understand the code of conduct and expected performance standards, and stay updated on the re-establishment of the Administrative Review Council and more.

Tuesday, 24 September 2024
Early Bird Discount ends 2 Aug 2024 $112.00

Attend and earn 1 CPD unit in Professional Skills
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 (Immigration Law), Australasian Lawyer 2023 Most Influential Lawyers 2023, Forbes 30 under 30

Professional Skills
1.30pm to 2.30pm How to Effectively Navigate Changes in the New Administrative Review Tribunal (ART)


  • Overview of legislative changes
  • Structure of the Tribunal, including appointment process
  • Purpose and function
  • Referral criteria
  • First instance: significant administrative decision-making issues, justice interests (s. 40 ART Act)
  • The Merits Review process explained
  • Code of conduct and performance standards
  • Member oversight
  • General Appeals Panel – new feature for test cases
  • Re-establishment of Administrative Review Council

Presented by Dr. Mary Crock, Professor of Public Law, Law School, The University of Sydney; Accredited Specialist in Immigration Law, Best Lawyers 2024 in Immigration Law


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.

Dr. Mary Crock, Professor of Public Law, Law School, The University of Sydney
Mary Crock was born in 1959 in Perth, Western Australia but grew up in Melbourne, Victoria. She completed her undergraduate studies in Arts and Law at the University of Melbourne in 1983 and went on to work in a variety of positions ranging from solicitor in the law firm of Corr and Corr (as it then was) to Judge’s Associate and solicitor in a community legal agency. Mary is married to Emeritus Professor Ron McCallum AO, working closely with him in all aspects of their joint professional life. Ron was a foundation member of the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), CRPD chair 2009-2013 and Chair of the Committee of Chairs of the 10 member UN Treaty bodies (2011-2012). They have three children: Gerard (b 1987), Daniel (b 1989) and Kate (b 1992). Mary’s interest in migration and refugee law reflects her past involvement in direct advocacy work. Mary Crock helped to establish and run the Victorian Immigration Advice and Rights Centre Inc in Melbourne, now known as the Refugee and Immigration Law Centre (Vic). She has worked with Australian Senators (most notably in 1999-2000 on an inquiry into Australia’s Refugee and Humanitarian Program) and with the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission (preparing a report in 2000 on the Immigration Detention Centre at Curtin, near Broome in remote Western Australia). Mary has a long-standing interest in the intersections between legal scholarship and legal practice. She has assumed leadership roles as Chair of various migration law-related committees for the Law Institute of Victoria, the Law Society of New South Wales and the Law Council of Australia and has served on the Executive Committee of the Refugee Council of Australia. She is head assessor for Australia’s specialist accreditation programs for lawyers in the area of immigration law. Her contribution was acknowledged in 2007 by her appointment as an Honorary Specialist in this field.

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 Changes in the New Administrative Review Tribunal


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Tuesday, 24 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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