Advocacy & Appeals
We always act in the best interests of our clients and this includes actively helping our clients and industry bodies with lobbying for change, particularly in cases where current migration programs may not be meeting the requirements of business and industry. This is particularly important for clients operating in industries that are facing extended or emerging skills shortages, and individuals who may have unintentionally breached a visa or compliance condition.
We proactively engage in advocacy and make representations on behalf of our clients in relation to occupation lists, exemptions, concessions and also the unintended consequences of new legislation and policy which may only become apparent once introduced. Our team has had demonstrable successes in these areas in the past and will always liaise with relevant Government departments in relation to the challenges faces by our clients.
We are also able to assist clients who may have been subject to the refusal of a sponsorship or visa application, or cancellation of a previous approval. Where this occurs and the legislation permits, we can assist clients with lodging an appeal to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) for a review of the adverse decision (these appeals must be submitted within 21 days of the relevant decision). If you have been subject to a refusal or cancellation which is eligible for merits review, please get in touch without delay.