BDO will be hosting the Law Council of Australia for their seminar on Corporate Immigration and International Business in the context of the 457/482 Visa Programs, the Enhanced Integrity Act, Data Matching and Regulatory Compliance. Maria Jockel, BDO’s Legal Principal and National Leader for Migration Services, will provide the keynote address and will be joined by Anne O’Donoghue from Immigration Solution Lawyers in Sydney who will chair the session.
Brexit and Trumpism reflect a worldwide trend towards protecting local labour and border control.
In Australia, the Department of Home Affairs, and the Australian Border Force as the independent operational enforcement arm, the replacement of the subclass 457 Visa Program by the more restrictive subclass 482 Visa Program, the commencement of the Enhanced Integrity Act (which allows for the naming and shaming of corporations who breach sponsorship obligations) and the Data Matching Protocols between the Department and the Australian Taxation Office reflect the commitment by government on robust regulatory compliance.
The seminar will provide an overview on this new immigration landscape, and the implications for global mobility, at a time of ongoing targeted skill shortages. It is of interest to both immigration lawyers and businesses seeking to recruit overseas talent.