Whilst there remains uncertainty in the immigration space, we are now seeing clear trends in decision making as well as policy being developed and administered that enable us to provide some foresight into what may happen next.

Accordingly, we invite our clients and colleagues to attend an upcoming webinar hosted by the Australian Human Resource Institute and presented by Fiona Wong together with our esteemed colleague, Mark Wright, Executive Director of Globility Group.

With the roll-out of the COVID-19 vaccine in Australia commencing in March, business leaders are planning for the next phase of their business recovery.  For many businesses this will include the need to source skilled foreign talent to fill critical roles with their business in Australia while balancing office and remote work.

This session will summarise the current border restrictions and how these may evolve as the COVID-19 vaccine is rolled out to the Australian population.  Our expert presenters will provide insights on how best to navigate the current and near-term travel exemption environment.

As businesses transition to remote work on a more permanent basis there are several issues we will start to see, including:

  • sponsored workers nominate purely remote work
  • the impact remote working will have on the local labour market
  • the flow-on effects it has on the economy
  • skill shortages and the migration programme
  • obligations tied to the location of employees working remotely.

Additionally, the session will deliver insights on the evolving landscape for skilled migration to Australia for business and how human resources and mobility professionals can implement some workforce planning strategies.

Our expert speakers will provide perspective on the workforce planning challenges for businesses generally reliant on incoming skilled foreign workers where work is conducted remotely.


HR Practitioners of mid to senior career level, specifically in the roles of:

  • HR Business Partner
  • Workforce planning
  • Employment Law
  • Recruitment


Mark is one of the world’s leading corporate immigration and mobility advisors.

He has unparalleled experience and demonstrated success in providing commercially focused advice and guidance on major strategic corporate workforce management and regulatory matters to many ASX100 listed companies, as well as global multinational Fortune500 and FTSE100 entities.

He has worked at partner and executive leadership level in Big 4 and Professional Services Firms for the past 25 years.  He has expertise in managing large multinational corporate accounts, as well as liaising and negotiating with Government authorities regarding use of foreign labour.


Fiona specialises in corporate immigration.  She has previously worked as a corporate and commercial legal counsel for one of the Big-4 professional services firm and as a corporate immigration lawyer for leading, global immigration firms for the past 8 years.

Fiona has extensive experience dealing with compliance and commercial business strategies for clients, which range from start-up companies to global multinational entities.  She is an expert in immigration law and has successfully represented local and overseas businesses in managing their mobile workforce.


Check-in  4:00pm  3:00pm  3:30pm  1:00pm
Session Start  4:05pm  3:05pm  3:35pm  1:05pm
Session Finish  5:30pm  4:30pm  5:00pm  2:30pm

You will receive the Zoom link to join the session 1-2 business days prior to the forum.  A further reminder email with this link will be sent on the morning of the forum.


AHRI Website online registration: Register here

Registration closes: Monday 22 March 2021

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