News and Resources

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Publications

Cope, Andrew Quick Reference Card: Immigration Law, LexisNexis, Sydney, April 2015. ISBN: 9780409340556
The Quick Reference Card is formatted as a 6-page, A4 sized laminated card that offers a concise summary of Immigration Law consisting of the most important stages and legislative considerations in an average visa application.
This publication can be ordered online from the publisher LexisNexis
http://store.lexisnexis.com.au/ or
https://store.lexisnexis.com.au/product?product=quick-reference-card-migration-law&meta_F_and=9780409340556

Cope, Andrew, Fernandez, Rodger, Gerkens, Murray, Quaik, Chong, “Migration confusion – a risky business”, Law Institute Journal, May 2008

Cope, Andrew, Fernandez, Rodger, Gerkens, Murray, Quaik, Chong, “A Conundrum for Employers and Their Advisors: The New Employer Sanctions Legislation”, Employment Law Bulletin, October 2007, Lexis Nexis Butterworths

Cope, Andrew, Fernandez, Rodger, Gerkens, Murray, Quaik, Chong and Yau, Dominic, Australian Immigration Companion: practical problems and solutions with an introduction to migration law & visa application procedures. (1st ed 2007, 2nd ed 2009, 3rd ed 2010, 4th ed 2010, 5th ed 2012), Sydney, Migration Institute of Australia.

This book is designed to educate migration practitioners and post grad immigration law students, has been published in several editions and is available for purchase from the MIA. The 5th edition was published in 2012.

http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/12953154?selectedversion=NBD50089360

Presentations

Some presentations include :

26 June 2017, Migration Compliance for Employers Workshop. Law Institute of Victoria.

20 March 2017, Complex Issues and Case Studies Workshop. Visas for Business and Investment, Migration Institute of Australia, Hobart, Tasmania.

February 2017, Panel Member, Who is the Greatest Immigration Nerd ? National Immigration Law Conference, Law Council of Australia, 4 Seasons Hotel, Sydney, NSW.

March 2017 and February 2015, Immigration Essentials for Lawyers, three day workshop conducted at Melbourne for the Migration Institute of Australia.
1. Intro to Migration Legislation & Procedures
2. Ethics & Professional Practice – The lawyer & the Migration Agent’s Code of Conduct
3. Employer Sponsored Visa Subclass 457
4. Employer Sponsored Visas Subclass ENS/RSMS
5. Public Interest – Health
6. Business Skills
7. Bridging Visas

March 2016, Reflections on 2015 and 2016, Presentation to the National Immigration Law Conference, Law Council of Australia, Park Hyatt Hotel, Melbourne, Victoria.

August 2014, Migration Law – 457 Sponsorship Obligations, Legalwise Employers Migration Law Seminar, Intercontinental Hotel, The Rialto, Melbourne, Victoria.

May and June 2014, Bridging Visas, Online Seminar, Migration Institute of Australia.

March 2014, How does the Migration Review Tribunal do more with less ? Fair and Just versus Economical and Informal …and who benefits when it is Quick ?, Law Council of Australia 2014 CPD Immigration Law Conference, Canberra.

August 2013, Character Provisions, Online Seminar, Migration Institute of Australia.

July 2013, Complex Issues and Case Studies: Public Interest Criteria, Seminar, Migration Institute of Australia.

June 2013, Merits Review, Migration Institute of Australia.

February 2013, Ethics : Ethics and Professional Practice, Workshop for Candidates for Fellowship Program.

July 2012, Employer Nomination Visas, Migration Institute of Australia.

November 2011, Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme, Migration Institute of Australia.

September 2011, Employer Sponsorship Issues, Migration Institute of Australia’s National Conference.

March 2011, Update on student visas in the context of ongoing reforms and integrity concerns, Law Council of Australia (ILAA) Immigration Law Conference, Melbourne

July 2010, Employer Nomination Visas, Migration Institute of Australia

July 2010, Recent Legislative Changes and Cases, Migration Institute of Australia.

March 2010 Third Party Assessments, Law Council of Australia (ILAA) Immigration Law Conference.

July 2009, Employer Nomination Visas, Migration Institute of Australia.

March 2009, Bridging Visas, Migration Institute of Australia.

April 2006, General Skilled Migration, Law Institute of Victoria.

November 2005 – November 2006, Business Management, Migration Institute of Australia.

May 2002, Commonwealth of Australia Parliament. Senate Legal & Constitutional Legislation Committee – Estimates Hearings

May 2001, Commonwealth of Australia Parliament. Senate Legal & Constitutional Legislation Committee – Estimates Hearings

June 2000, Commonwealth of Australia Parliament. Joint Standing Committee on Migration
• Appeared before the Committee and gave oral evidence on Regional Migration
http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Committees/House_of_Representatives_Committees?url=mig/report/ssmm/index.htm
See Appendix B – HEARINGS AND WITNESSES (PDF format)

31 May 2000, Commonwealth of Australia Parliament. Senate Legal & Constitutional Legislation Committee – Estimates Hearings
• Appeared before the Committee and gave oral evidence on the performance of the Migration Agents Registration Authority (MARA)
• See http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/download/committees/estimate/1063/toc_pdf/s1063.pdf;fileType=application%2Fpdf#search=%222000s%202000%2005%22

Presentation to Lawyers and Migration Agents : Latest Changes in Immigration Law – review of judicial and executive developments
• November 2002 Migration Institute of Australia, Adelaide
• April 2001 Migration Institute of Australia, Perth
• February 2001 Migration Institute of Australia, Brisbane
• January 2001 Migration Institute of Australia, Adelaide
• December 2000 Migration Institute of Australia, Melbourne

June 2000, Law Society of South Australia. Immigration Law Visa and Vines Conference, Clare Valley, South Australia,
• Overview of Immigration Law
• The Health Rules
• Migration Law Case Study

June 2000, Commonwealth of Australia Parliament. Legal & Constitutional Estimates Committee and Joint Standing Committee on Migration
• Appeared before the Committee and gave oral evidence on Class Actions issues

October 1999, Migration Institute of Australia, Sydney
• Professional Ethics & Issues for Registered Migration Agents – co-presented with St James Ethics Centre

March 1999, Victorian Parliament. Economic Development Committee Reference on Migration
• Appeared before the Committee and gave oral and written evidence on business migration issues

February 1990, Commonwealth of Australia Parliament. Joint House Select Committee on Migration (prior to becoming the Joint Standing Committee on Migration)
• Appeared before the Committee and gave oral and written evidence on defacto relationship and spouse migration issues