How will the 2019 Federal Election result impact on your international mobility program?

Different political parties have different policy positions for immigration into Australia. Sydney's Steering Committee thought this was a timely topic to explore.

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May 17, 2019
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In this session, with the help of special counsel's Cherie Wright and Charles Johanes, we explored the potential impact that the result of the Federal Election - including a change in government - could have on international mobility programs based on the policy position of the major political parties and independents.  

In particular, we will cover historically how each of the major parties has shaped our visa and immigration programs and their most recent policy statements.  We will also include an analysis of the Federal Budget, where Australia sits comparatively with its Asian neighbours who will also be going to the polls this year and what you need to know to prepare your business and assignees for the year ahead, in an increasingly challenging geopolitical environment.  

We also considered the following in a breakout session:

· How would the ALP’s proposed changes to the SAF Levy,TSMIT,  restrictions on allowances & requirement to pay wages into Australian bank accounts impact your business? 

·  What would be the impact if the LMT select  ‘occupation/position’ concessions were removed?

·  How would you manage this change within your business  including stakeholder communications?

·  If you were Immigration Minister for the day, what policy  changes would you make?


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Aysegul Kayahan

Director, Relocation Specialists

Aysegul Kayahan, managing director of Relocation Specialists in Queensland and Victoria has been in the global mobility industry since 1993. Aysegul started the Forum for Expatriate Management community in Australia in early 2012, with chapters in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Perth. From February 2015 to January 2017, Aysegul was appointed to the role of global chair of Chapter Leads for the Forum for Expatriate Management.

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