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Latest developments and hot topics in immigration law - On-demand

Course ID ID21025_BUS1

  • Online
  • 2.25
  • All

This on-demand material was recorded in August 2021. You can purchase and access this content at any time.

Migration law is subject to frequent change and 2021 has brought with it several significant legislative, policy and case law developments. A number of topical issues have also arisen that all migration professionals should be across in order to practice effectively in this jurisdiction.

We invite you to join Peter Papadopoulos (Accredited Immigration Law Specialist) and Roz Germov (Barrister, Victorian Bar) for this two-hour on-demand recording where you will receive an update on:

  • Recent and proposed changes to Australia’s skilled and family visa programs
  • Ministerial Direction 90 as well as other proposed changes to the character test
  • Proposed changes to strengthen regulation of Australia’s migration advice industry and the increased focus on prosecuting unlicensed immigration assistance providers
  • Recent case law developments
  • COVID-19 travel restrictions and exemptions for those seeking to enter or depart Australia
  • Emerging issues in migration practice and procedure

People who attended the live session with Peter and Roz had this to say:

  • “Peter and Roz are first class educators and have always combined well. Peter's analysis and interpretation of legislation and policy broadens our thinking; incredibly important in this area of law.”
  • “Excellent session including the discussion. The materials were also excellent resources for reference in practice.”
  • "Enjoyed enormously both presenter's views. Thank you."
  • "Always great presentations by Roz and Peter."
  • “Never enough – we need more!!!”

Due to new reporting requirements introduced by the Legal Practice Board of Western Australia on 1 April 2021, practitioners holding WA practising certificates are not currently eligible to claim CPD points for this product.


Full Price $198.00

Alumni/Member Price $178.20


End date:

30 June 2022

Presenter biography

Peter Papadopoulos Peter Papadopoulos Accredited Specialist, Immigration Law

Peter Papadopoulos is an Accredited Specialist in Immigration Law who has been annually voted by his peers as one of Australia's best immigration and civil rights lawyers and has been included on the annual Best Lawyers list for Australia.

He is an expert in immigration and citizenship law matters with extensive professional experience in advising clients both in Australia and overseas. He has practised extensively in the field of migration law by assisting clients with their visa applications as well as handling merits and judicial review matters.

He is regularly consulted by fellow practitioners and their clients to guide them in solving complex cases.

Peter was admitted to practice in 1996 after graduating with Honours in Law and Commerce at The University of Melbourne and completing his articles of clerkship at Arnold Bloch Leibler. Between 1997 and 2000, he worked as a solicitor at King Wood Mallesons and a Senior Associate at Gadens Lawyers.

Between 2000 and May 2014, Peter ran his own specialist migration law practice in both Melbourne and Sydney. From May 2014 until December 2015, Peter was a Director of Global Immigration at Ernst & Young. Between January 2015 and October 2018, Peter was a Director of Nomos Pty Ltd, a business specialising in the provision of immigration law advice, advisory services and educational programmes.

Prior to the end of the dual regulation of migration lawyers which took effect in March 2021, Peter had been registered as a migration agent since 1997.

Peter is an active member of the Law Council of Australia's Federal Litigation and Dispute Resolution Section Executive and its Migration Law Committee. He is also a member of the Law Institute of Victoria's Migration Law Committee and the Australian Institute of Administrative Law. He is also a member of the Federal Government’s Migration Advice Industry Advisory Group established by the Assistant Minister for Customs, Community Safety and Multicultural Affairs, the Hon Jason Wood MP.

Peter has also served as the Secretary to the Law Council of Australia’s International Law Committee, an assessor in the Law Society of NSW’s Specialist Accreditation Programme and Chair of The College of Law’s Migration Agents Capstone Assessment Advisory Committee. He has held various volunteer positions, including Duty Solicitor at the Victorian HIV/AIDS Legal Centre, and was a founding director of Metta Youth Limited, a non-profit charitable organisation established to assist marginalised and disadvantaged young adults.


Roz Germov Roz Germov Barrister, Victorian Bar

Roz is a barrister and an expert in Immigration and Refugee Law. She has over 30 years of experience in these areas, including working at the Department of Immigration and Ethnic Affairs (as it then was) and as a Full-time Member of the Refugee Review Tribunal in Sydney from 1993 to 1996.

Prior to coming to the Bar, Roz worked as a solicitor in the Litigation section at Mallesons Stephen Jaques (now King Wood Mallesons) and in the Employee Relations section at Freehills (now Herbert Smith Freehills). Prior to the end of the dual regulation of migration lawyers, which took effect in March 2021, Roz had been registered as a migration agent since 1992, which means she has an in-depth knowledge of how the visa system actually works in practice. She handles a full range of immigration and refugee matters from the primary decision through to merits and judicial review. This gives her an in-depth and practical understanding of the field. Roz also provides strategic immigration advice for individuals and businesses.

Roz is the co-author of Refugee Law in Australia, published by Oxford University Press in May 2003, the first comprehensive Australian legal text on this subject. She is a contributor to the LexisNexis Australian Immigration Law looseleaf and on-line service. She has been a guest tutor at the Leo Cussen Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Administrative Law Basics, Freedom of Information and Federal Court Practice. From 1997 to 2001, Roz was the Secretary of the Victorian Chapter of the Australian Institute of Administrative Law. She was a member of the Victorian Bar's Human Rights Committee and the Australian Institute of Administrative Law as well as an associate member of the Law Institute of Victoria.

Roz has been recognised as one of Australia’s leading Immigration Lawyers and is currently listed in Best Lawyers (Australian Edition).


Claiming CPD units

If you intend to claim CPD units for this educational activity, please note that CPD activities are not accredited by the Law Society of NSW or any other equivalent local authority. If this educational activity extends your knowledge and skills in areas that are relevant to your practice needs or professional development, then you should claim one (1) "unit” for each hour of attendance, refreshment breaks not included. The annual requirement is ten (10) CPD units each year from 1 April to 31 March. Some practitioners, such as accredited specialists are required to complete more than ten (10) units each CPD year.

If you hold a Western Australian practising certificate, please refer to the course description above as to whether you are eligible to earn CPD points for this activity.


Mandatories covered

Substantive Law