Immigration and Labour Law is a specialist unit designed to provide candidates with an opportunity to explore in depth a particular facet of immigration law: that concerning the admission and treatment of non-citizens on grounds of employment or special skills. The unit is designed to be interdisciplinary in its focus, offering insights for both candidates with particular interests in migration law and those with expertise or interests in employment law. It examines the economic basis of the skilled component of Australia's immigration program, exploring the different theories and practical strategies adopted over the years in the selection of skilled migrants. It also looks in some detail at the various components of the skilled migration, business skills and temporary skills transfer sub-programs. The unit involves the study of the laws and policies relevant to both the employment of foreign workers in Australia and the employment of Australian workers overseas. The unit covers substantive aspects of migration and labour law in Australia, as well as law and policies relevant to the settlement and on-going employment of foreign workers. Included for special study in this regard are the matters of the recognition of overseas qualifications and the taxation, superannuation and investment laws applicable to foreign workers. The unit of study is designed to foster the following skills: Skills of statutory interpretation and problem-solving, through the study and use in practical situations of the Migration Act 1958 and its associated Regulations; Skills of legal analysis and evaluation, gained through the examination and synthesis of relevant legislation; of court decisions and of rulings by the Migration Review Tribunal; and Oral and writing skills, through class participation, simulation exercises and the preparation of a major research paper.
Intro Class: Apr 22 (6-8) then May 8, 9 & 22, 23 (9-5)
class participation (25%), 6000wd essay (75%)
LAWS6252, or a law degree and LAWS6071