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Law Council of Australia

Immigration Law Seminar 2023

Gold Coast | Online

The Immigration Law Committee from the Federal Litigation and Dispute Resolution Section of the Law Council of Australia is pleased to announce it will be hosting a seminar event for lawyers in the Gold Coast.

The seminar will include a noteworthy panel of speakers with exceptional knowledge and experience.  

Event Details

Date: Friday, 27 October 2023
Time: 1.00pm - 5.00pm (AEDT) followed by drinks and canapes
Venue: The Langham Gold Coast, 38 Old Burleigh Rd, Surfers Paradise QLD 4217

In-person registrations close COB Friday, 13 October 2023.

If you would like to be placed on the mailing list, please contact the Section Administrator on the details below. 


Ms Chelsea De Silva
Section Administrator
T. 02 6246 3722

Registrations for the Immigration Law Seminar 2023 are now open.

Ticket Categories and Rates

Category Ticket Type Price
FLDRS Member Member (In-person) $220.00 + Add to cart
Member (Online only) $170.00 + Add to cart
Non-Member Non-Member (In-person) $270.00 + Add to cart
Non-member (Online only) $220.00 + Add to cart

In-person registrations close COB Friday, 13 October 2023.

Registration includes;

  • Attendance to all sessions 
  • Afternoon tea and drinks and canapes following the Seminar
  • Seminar materials

Key Speakers

We are pleased to announce the key speakers for this event.

Ms Kate Slack
Barrister, Higgins Chambers

Kate regularly appears, both led and unled, in federal and state jurisdictions at trial and appellate level. She practises nationally in the Federal Court of Australia and the Administrative Appeals Tribunal and travels regularly for appearances. Kate appeared for the plaintiffs in the two most recent High Court cases on the operation and application of the power in s 51(xix) of the Constitution: the ground-breaking case of Love v Commonwealth of Australia [2020] HCA 3; (2020) 270 CLR 152 (where she was led by Stephen Keim SC) and, Chetcuti v Commonwealth of Australia [2021] HCA 25; 95 ALJR 1 (where she was led by Georgina Schoff QC and Georgina Costello QC).

Kate is frequently briefed in complex judicial review proceedings (see, for example, Norouzi v The Director of the Professional Services Review Agency [2020] FCA 1524; Byron Aged Care Limited v Aged Care Quality and Safety Commissioner [2022] FFCA 1060 (unled against Silk)).

The Honourable Justice John Logan RFD
Federal Court of Australia

The Honourable John Alexander Logan RFD was appointed to the Federal Court of Australia in September 2007.

His Honour was admitted to the Queensland Bar in 1980. He was then working in the Commonwealth Crown Solicitor’s office in Brisbane. He commenced private practice at the Queensland Bar in 1984 and was appointed senior counsel in 1999.

To his Honour’s recollection, the very first appearance he made after admission was in 1980 at the No 1 Magistrates Court in Brisbane before a magistrate undertaking the role of a prescribed authority under the Migration Act 1958 (Cth) in respect of a person detained as an alleged “prohibited immigrant”. One of his Honour’s principal areas of practice at the Bar was public law. He appeared in cases arising under the Act at original and intermediate appellate level in the Federal Court of Australia and in the High Court of Australia. Those appearances included, as his Honour recalls, on one day appearing before the same judge in the Federal Court of Australia for the Minister in the morning in a judicial review case and against him in a like case in the afternoon. Since his appointment to the Federal Court of Australia, his Honour has sat at original and intermediate level in numerous cases arising under the Act and also in cases concerning citizenship and migration agent registration controversies. 

His Honour was awarded the Reserve Force Decoration (RFD) in 1993 in respect of lengthy and efficient service as an officer in the Australian Intelligence Corps.

For registered attendees, the Langham is offering a discounted rate for bookings for the Seminar.

1: Over the phone – guests’ can contact our Reservations department directly on 07 5638 8800 and quote ‘Law Council of Australia’ with their dates of travel. They will be offered the discounted group rate as contracted

2: Online – Guests can visit The Langham, Gold Coast and  and enter the code LAW26102023. Both of these methods will allow your guests to view rates and availability online and receive instant confirmation

3: Booking Link – When your guests click on this link The Langham, Gold Coast and Jewel Residences they will they will be required to enter their dates of travel and click ok to take them straight to the rooms and rates available

The Langham Gold Coast
38 Old Burleigh Rd, Surfers Paradise QLD 4217

CPD Points

It is the responsibility of the individual member to determine whether CPD points can be earned for an attendance of an event hosted by the Sections of the Law Council. Mandatory continuing professional development (CPD) requirements vary between each state and territory. Members should refer to their relevant state and territory law society in advance of the event for further information.

As the Law Council provides events directed toward lawyers, approval has not been sought from OMARA. Migration agents wanting to attend the event are advised to contact OMARA beforehand in respect of whether CPD points can be earned from attendance.

Read the Law Council's Event Terms and Conditions here.

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