The first thirty days under the TSS Visa – experience in the Asia Pacific Context
On Wednesday 16 May, the Perth Chapter Meeting will provide a detailed update on the Temporary Skills Shortage visa and associated changes, including the Skilling Australians Fund Levy and impact on permanent migration pathways.
Our panel (TBC) will then re-examine the impact on business and workforce planning, and consider the changes in the context of broader regional developments affecting talent mobility. The sharing of experiences and practical, strategic recommendations from our sponsors, immigration experts Fragomen, aim to help participants thrive, not just survive, in the new regime.
Points for discussion will include:
- Benefits of accreditation - enhancements by the Department of Home Affairs with the aim to enable faster processing of the TSS visas and nominations;
- The importance of understanding and meeting sponsor obligations within the framework of Department’s increased compliance focus;
- Restrictions on renewals for employees in occupations on the Short-Term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL);
- Impact of Labour Market Testing provisions on Intra Company Transfers and renewals for incumbents;
- How does the Australian regime compare to other developments in the region, with focus on China and Singapore.
- Hedvika Gibbs, Regional Client Services Manager - Asia Pacific at Fragomen
Armity Saljooghi, Human Resources Services Manager, Schlumberger Australia
Armity has an engineering background and has worked initially as a Wireline Engineer in offshore oil and gas fields of Bohai Bay in China and Mahakam Delta in Indonesia in the first half of her career with Schlumberger. She then did some line management and field training roles before joining the HR function in Australia since 2010 where she also acquired an MBA degree focused on organizational behavior and change management. Having worked outside her country of origin and having moved as a dual career family to different locations, she has had both a personal as well as professional level experience in expatriate management and mobility.
Justin Gibbs, Practice Leader, Fragomen
Justin is Practice Leader of Fragomen Perth as well as the Director of Fragomen's Asia Pacific Government Relations practice. Justin came to the practice last year with nearly 20 years of experience in Australian immigration, including as in-house counsel at the Department of Immigration and Border Protection and three overseas postings in Moscow, Russia; Guangzhou, China; and most recently, Singapore. In Singapore, Justin led the Immigration and Visa Section of the Australian High Commission. He also played a key role in driving the labor mobility and immigration agenda under the Comprehensive Strategic Partnership, including negotiating with the government of Singapore to deliver two new visa products and the review of the SAFTA. Justin’s previous government experience also includes serving as Director of the National Investigations Section for New South Wales and Queensland. In addition, he has led the Global Business Skills Processing Centre and been responsible for Registration and Client Services at the Office of Migration Agents Registration Authority.
Wednesday, 16 May, 2018
Fragomen, Parmelia Hilton; 14 Mill St, Perth
- Complimentary to Corporate HR.
- £75 for global mobility suppliers, per person, assuming the supplier has a valid Supplier Membership of £350