Legal9/06/2020 12:00:00 AM

How COVID-19 is impacting Australian Immigration

This webinar will discuss the impact on border closures, business shutdowns, visa holder travel and work restrictions.

The global Coronavirus pandemic is having unparalleled impacts on international travel and work. Immigration systems have been one of the most affected areas by border closures, businesses shutdowns, visa holders being stood down, terminated and unable to return home.

Join Jackson Taylor, Partner at Hammond Taylor, to discuss the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic on the Australian immigration system.

The webinar will discuss:

  • Closure of the Australian border and exemptions
  • Issues affecting sponsored work visa holders (482, 457, etc.) including limitations on stand-downs, part time arrangements and leave without pay
  • The new COVID-19 Pandemic stream of the 408 visa
  • Current and potential future government arrangements for temporary migrants

Key takeaways include:

  • Get an overview of how the Coronavirus pandemic has affected temporary visa holders and employer sponsors
  • Understand changes to immigration laws and process implemented by Home Affairs to accommodate visa holders who have been affected by the pandemic
  • Identify the key requirements for businesses to manage their immigration obligations during the crisis

Suited to:

Employers and business professionals, particularly employers who employ and manage overseas workers. As well as IT, Health, Aged Care, Agriculture, Food Production and Manufacturing.

Presenter Bio:

Jackson Taylor is an immigration lawyer and registered migration agent and Partner with Hammond Taylor. He has worked in immigration law for more than 13 years and currently lectures on migration law at the Australian Catholic University. His work focuses on employer sponsored immigration matters, corporate compliance, and immigration policy related to worker exploitation and program improvement.

You will be provided with:

  • PowerPoint 
  • Supporting documentation
  • Webinar Recording to view multiple times for up to 6 months
  • Q&A Session & follow up contact details
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