Jackson Taylor

Jackson Taylor

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Jackson is an Australian immigration lawyer and Registered Migration Agent who has worked in the immigration sector for more than 12 years.

Jackson’s work in immigration law focuses on providing advice to employers on all aspects of Australian migration law. Jackson is particularly interested in the confluence of immigration and employment law and how government policy shapes the experiences of temporary migrants in the workplace. He is also interested in policy reform in business and skilled migration, using academic research to improve migration outcomes, and employer compliance.

Jackson has spoken at national and state conferences on employer sponsored migration and been cited in the Australian Financial Review on migration matters. He has also made numerous submissions to government and parliamentary inquiries into the effectiveness of the Australian migration system.

Jackson is also an accredited mediator and conducts workplace investigations, mediation, and training in workplace discrimination, harassment, and bullying.

Service Areas

  • Corporate Immigration
  • Workplace Services
  • Advocacy & Government Relations

Visa Types

  • 482
  • 186
  • Compliance & Audit
  • Activity Visas
  • US Immigration
  • ETA & eVisitor visas

Immigration Experience

  • Ongoing account management for large international engineering company using more than 200 short stay and temporary visas per year including all aspects of immigration advice, strategy, risk management, and compliance.
  • Assisted sanctioned employer to audit Sponsorship Obligations and implement relevant record keeping, training, and compliance policies following sponsorship bar and cancellation. Successfully applied for waiver of sponsorship bar on basis of updated systems and processes.
  • Audit and reconciliation of more than 400 visa holder records for global resource firm to ensure full compliance with immigration requirements.
    • Completed high profile workplace investigation following allegations aired on national current affairs program
    • Delivery of tailored discrimination, bullying and harassment training to private, government and not for profit organisations.

Workplace Experience

  • Completed high profile workplace investigation following allegations aired on national current affairs program
  • Delivery of tailored discrimination, bullying and harassment training to private, government and not for profit organisations.

Qualifications

  • Juris Doctor (LLM)
  • Master of Workplace and Employment Law
  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons)
  • Graduate Diploma Legal Practice
  • Graduate Certificate in Australian Immigration Law & Practice

Professional Memberships

Professional Registrations

  • Admitted as a Barrister & Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Tasmania

Publications & Media

  • 2017
    • Invited by Department of Home Affairs to participate in stakeholder roundtable regarding the implementation of the 482 Temporary Skill Shortage visa
    • Cited in Business Insider & Stuff.co.nz, ‘It’s about to get harder for Kiwis to become Aussies’, 10 March 2017
    • Cited in Australian Financial Review, ‘457 visa applications not grandfathered from changes’, 1 May 2017
    • Cited in The Land, ‘Immigration agent urges regional concessions after Turnbull’s sudden skilled migrant visa decision’, 5 May 2017
    • Cited in Australian Financial Review, ‘Immigration department backflip over retrospective visa changes for senior execs’, 11 July 2017
  • 2018
    • Invited by Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission to participate in roundtable discussion on organized crime in Australian migration sector
  • 2019
    • Participated as subject matter expert in filming of upcoming documentary series, ‘Who Should get a Passport’ for ITV, to be broadcast by SBS Television Australia 2020
    • Cited in Australian Financial Review, ‘Talent visas making up for government mistakes: lawyers’, 19 August 2019
  • 2020
    • Appeared before Joint Standing Committee on Migration in relation to the Inquiry into the Working Holiday Maker program on behalf of the LIV Migration Law Committee, 29 September 2020
    • Cited in ABC News, ‘Visas approved in days for ‘world’s most highly skilled migrants’, raising concerns of fraud’, 11 Dec 2020
    • Cited in ABC News, ‘Canada and UK ramp up pitch for migrants while Australia struggles to even get its own home, 18 Nov 2020

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