FEM Melbourne Chapter Meeting 14/02/18

Please join us for the FEM Melbourne Chapter Meeting on 14 February.
FEM Melbourne Chapter Meeting 14/02/18

Temporary Skills Shortage (TSS) Visa - Is Business Ready? 

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Join us as our panel of experts explore recent developments, highlight the areas yet to be clarified by the Department of Immigration and discuss what business is doing to manage the immigration changes and planning for the introduction to the TSS visa. 

Discussion will include:

  • Transitional arrangements for certain 457 visa holders to apply for permanent residence under existing pathways 
  • The new Skilling Australians Fund Levy and how this will be administered 
  • Labour Market Testing and International Trade Agreement exemptions 
  • Renewal restriction in respect of occupations on the Short-Term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL) and impact on workforce planning 
  • Increased compliance focus with the new 'naming and shaming provisions', data sharing arrangements and tips for developing a robust immigration compliance program


Nicky Brophy, Global Mobility Specialist at Ericsson Australia
Nicky Brophy works for Ericsson as the International Migration Specialist for ANZA , heading up the international mobility program for Australia and New Zealand.  Nicky has worked in mobility for 8 years and HR for 17 years. 

Simon Pryor, Executive Director, Infrastructure and Regulation at Business Council of Australia

Chris Spentzaris, Accredited Specialist in Immigration Law, Partner at Fragomen Global LLP
Chris is a Partner of the Australian and New Zealand Practice of Fragomen and has responsibility for the Melbourne and New Zealand offices, in addition to leading the firm’s Advisory, Compliance and Government Relations Group. Chris is currently the Chair of the Administrative Law and Human Rights Section of the Law Institute of Victoria in addition to being on the Migration Law Committee of the Law Council of Australia. He is an Accredited Immigration Law Specialist and is listed in The Best Lawyers in Australia (2018 Edition) in Immigration law. He also undertakes volunteer work for Justice Connect. 

Heather Williams, Senior Manager, International Mobility, ANZ
Heather is a seasoned business professional based in Melbourne and manages ANZ’s global mobility function. She has a 360-degree lens over the world of international mobility and since 1980 has lived and worked in four countries and most of Australia, and has experienced a number of assignment types. Her work experience includes managing ‘remote site’ international assignee populations, and managing head offi ce international mobility functions and logistics for a variety of global organisations. Heather has worked in a variety of industries including financial services, mining and resources, fashion, hospitality, retail, health, and professional services.

Wednesday, 14 February, 2018
07:30 to 09:30AM  

Level 26, 500 Collins St Melbourne


  • Complimentary to Corporate HR.
  • £75 for global mobility suppliers, per person, assuming the supplier has a valid Supplier Membership of £350.

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