Sydney: Changes to 457 Visa and Impact on Businesses

16.08.2017 Australia China Business Council
Sydney: Changes to 457 Visa and Impact on Businesses

On 1 July 2017, there were a number of further changes to temporary and permanent skilled migration programs, including the Temporary Work (Skilled) visa (subclass 457) program. These changes are of concern for many Australian corporates, SME’s and individuals. ACBC NSW is pleased to invite you to our 457 Visa seminar moderated by Stacey Martin, Expat Advisors Community.

Event details: 

Date: 24th August 2017
Time: 5:30pm arrival for 6:00-7:30pm
Venue: 400 Kent Street, Central Queensland University, Sydney Campus
Cost: Complimentary for ACBC members; $40+GST for non-members
Guest Speakers: Alex Kaufman, Migration Manager, FCB Smart Visa; Teresa Liu, Co-managing Partner of Australia and New Zealand, Fragomen; Shana Shreier Joffe, Managing Principal, Sasphire Legal


Event Overview: 

Guest speakers include the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP), leading migration experts and legal advisors providing practical information on how to deal with the uncertainty surrounding these changes:
  • What are the new rules and why has the government made these changes?
  • The potential impacts including alternative pathways such as business and investor visas
  • How corporates are dealing with the changes
  • Considerations for employment contracts
This event will include Q&A and open discussion so come armed with your questions for this panel of experts. The event will be followed by networking drinks.

Speaker Bios

Alex Kaufman

Migration Manager, FCB Smart Visa

Alex Kaufman is a solicitor and manager of the migration division at workplace law firm, Fisher Cartwright Berriman (FCB). FCB Smart Visa offers strategic, personalised assistance and advice on all migration matters, to help clients navigate the often complex and ever-changing regulatory and policy environment in Australia.

Advising businesses and individuals, FCB Smart Visa covers most Australian visa categories and leverages the group’s existing employment related expertise to provide holistic, relevant and timely migration solutions.

Teresa Liu

Co-Managing Partner of Australia and New Zealand, Fragomen

Teresa is the Co-Managing Partner Australia and New Zealand of Fragomen, a worldwide and leading immigration services firm. Practising as an Australian immigration lawyer and registered migration agent, she assists some of the world's largest multinational corporations and major Australian corporations, but also small and medium size enterprises, startups and individuals.

Teresa has particular skill and interest in legal advisory work and immigration planning for companies establishing themselves in Australia and in working with them on their growth plan in Australia, Asia and beyond to enable maximum speed to market but in full compliance with local immigration laws.

Shana Shreier Joffe

Managing Principal, Sasphire Legal

Shana is the Managing Principal of Sasphire Legal, and Consulting Principal at Keypoint Law. The former Managing Partner and CEO of Harmers Workplace Lawyers, Shana has extensive experience across all areas of workplace law having worked with numerous multi-national and blue chip clients with strategic solutions on industrial and employment issues.

This includes extensive experience advising clients on terminations, redundancies, unfair dismissals, unfair contract cases, risk management and litigation in relation to employment and industrial issues, as well as the resolution and prevention of industrial disputes.


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