Immigration Law Review 6

What will the course program cover?

Join us for in depth analysis and discussion of immigration law developments.

Morning – Review of legislative changes and caselaw developments
The morning seminar will provide detailed consideration of legislative changes in the immigration portfolio from May 2017 to October 2017 including, changes to skilled migration requirements.

We will also discuss the Australian Citizenship Bill 2017 and its Parliamentary Inquiry.

In addition we will provide caselaw analysis of recent decisions of the High Court, Federal Court and Federal Circuit Court of Australia and reflect upon developments in judicial review. This review will include a discussion of a successful challenge to the IAA: DZU16 v Minister for Immigration & Anor [2017] FCCA 851.

Afternoon – Shining light on immigration decisions
- Do you understand the role of computers in immigration decision-making?
- Do you know how to challenge a decision based upon protected information?
- Have any of your clients received a health assessment without reasons?

Our afternoon wokrshop will shed light on how decisions are being made in the immigration portfolio and consider the ways in which lawyers can advocate for transparency.

We will consider the legal framework underpinning computer assisted decision-making and examine the extent to which decision-making power can be delegated to computers.

This session will consider the legal frameworks best suited to an increased reliance upon computer aided decision making and the grounds of judicial review best suited to challenging such decisions.

We will also undertake a detailed examination of the High Court’s recent judgment, Graham v Minister for Immigration and Border Protection [2017] HCA 33, concerned with review of a Ministerial decision based upon protected information.


NSW – 2 November 2017
VIC – 15 November 2017

Morning: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM.
Lunch and professional networking: 12:00 PM – 1:30PM.
Afternoon: 1:30 PM –4:30 PM.


Full day seminar including lunch, $715 including GST.
Morning seminar, $495 including GST.
Afternoon workshop, $330 including GST.

Morning attendees, being those who attend the full day or morning seminar, will receive a complimentary edition of our latest publication, valued at $110.00.

Firm Discount

We are offering a 50% discount on the full price for 3rd and subsequent attendees from the same firm. To secure this offer, email us at

Refund Policy

If you are unable to attend we would welcome a substitute participant. Written cancellations received at least 14 working days prior to the course commencement date will be eligible for a 30% refund.

If ILR needs to cancel a course due to below minimum number registrations, participants will be offered a reschedule course or a full refund.

CPD requirements

From 22 August 2016 an Australian legal practitioner receives 10 CPD points for registration as a migration agent on account of holding a current practicing certificate and meeting CPD requirements for their practicing certificate.

Australian legal practitioners may obtain CPD points for attendance at seminars and workshops relevant to their practice area of the law.

Further information can be found at the NSW Law Society and the Law Institute of Victoria

No OMARA points can be claimed for this program.

Course format

Lecture presentations, group discussions and exchange of ideas between the participants and presenters.


All CPD course registration and related enquiries should be directed to:
Ms Christina Wulf
(02) 9223 4242

Reviews from previous attendees

“Joanne and David are charismatic and engaging presenters with a thorough understanding of the law.”

“Exceptional presentations”

“Really enjoyed the seminars”

“A highly informative and entertaining session. Comprehensive and well-presented.”

“Thank you David and Joanne. You have given us an exciting and intellectual feast and made our professional lives a lot easier”

“An excellent and well presented seminar making clear a lot of obscurity.”

“A cornucopia of bold insights and limitless sagacity.”

“It’s wonderful to have good quality CPD in this area of law”