19th November 2013 - FEM Brisbane Chapter Event: Recent 457 Visa Changes, New Government, New Name for Dept of Immigration - Are we Open for Business Again?

The Australian immigration laws have changed considerably over the last 2 years and the impacts of these are still being assessed on the local demand for global talent.

The major changes in respect of the abolition of the Living Away from Home Allowance (LAFA) together with the implementation of significant amendments to both the Permanent Residency (ENS and RSMS) and the temporary 457 visa program have changed the mobility landscape.

With the election of the conservative government and the immediate change in the department name to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection will Australia be open for business or temporarily closed until the borders are protected.

Our panel includes some highly experienced HR personnel who have worked in multiple jurisdictions. Drawing from this breadth of experience we aim to look at the impacts of all the changes and what best practice has been implemented to address employee expectations and commercial and corporate needs.

The insights and comparisons to be drawn from other jurisdictions are important to determine if Australia has the right rules and regulations in place to promote business or what could otherwise be adopting to improve.


Ben Willis, Special Counsel, Brisbane Practice Leader, Fragomen 
Trina Diallo, Director, Global Immigration, Ernst and Young

19th November 2013

Level 15, 300 Queen St, Brisbane

07:15 registration for a 07:30 start. Finish 09:15

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