15th Annual Immigration Law Conference
Thursday May 11th 2017, Langham Hotel, Auckland
Chair: Peter Moses, Barrister
Keynote Address: Hon Michael Woodhouse, Minister of Immigration
Immigration Policy update
An update on current issues in immigration policy and MBIE’s policy work programme
Andy Jackson, Manager, Immigration Policy, MBIE
Adviser Complaints – Where To From Here?
Six years on since the IACDT began publishing decisions, and a review of the Licensing Act is in the air. Where has the Tribunal been going, and what should Advisers look forward to?
Simon Laurent, Principal, Laurent Law
Immigration Case Law Update
This session will focus on highlights in recent immigration case law in the New Zealand Courts and what these mean for practitioners representing clients before the IPT and Immigration NZ, with particular focus on:
- judicial challenges of IPT resident / non-resident deportation appeals and residence appeals
- judicial challenges of discretionary immigration decision-making
Richard McLeod – Principal, Dew James – Solicitor and James McLeod - Solicitor, McLeod & Associates
Strategies for working with Clients at the Coalface
This session will consider "think outside the square" approaches to working strategically with Clients.
Particularly in light of recent changes to the Skilled Migrant category, practitioners will need to hone their skills in developing longer term plans to help clients meet their goals.
Katy Armstrong, Into NZ
Migrant worker exploitation in New Zealand: A troubling landscape
In this session, Dr Christina Stringer will present the findings from a two-year research project into migrant worker exploitation in New Zealand. She found non-compliance with employment legislation along with troubling accounts of exploitation. Many temporary migrants tolerate exploitation so they can qualify for permanent residency or because they were coerced and/or deceived by their employer. Exploitation is widespread in terms of industry sectors, with much of it remaining hidden.
Dr Christina Stringer, Associate Professor, Department of Management and International Business, University of Auckland
Immigration ONLINE update
An update on how Immigration ONLINE is progressing
Nick Story, Assistant General Manager, Business Delivery, INZ
Global Impact Visas
An overview of the Global Impact Visa, INZ’s partnership with the Edmund Hillary Fellowship and the objectives of this visa programme.
Jen Anderson, Principal Advisor, Skills and Investment, INZ; Yoseph Ayele, Chief Executive, Edmund Hillary Fellowship
Residence appeals and Deportation appeals - An IPT perspective
Martin Treadwell, Deputy Chair, IPT; Jeanne Donald, Administration Manager - Residence Stream, IPT
An overview of the functions of the Immigration Resolutions Team
Margaret Cantlon, Manager, Immigration Resolutions, INZ
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