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Stacey Martin, Specialist Wealth Advisor - Expatriates and Significant Investor Visa, NAB Private Wealth. Based in Sydney, Stacey provides personal advice for executives, business owners and their families who's careers take them offshore. As Asia Ambassador, and Chair of NAB's Significant Investor Visa (SIV) proposition, Stacey works closely with migration, banking, tax and legal specialists to deliver an integrated service for investment migrants. She also founded the Expat Advisors Community for professionals with internationally connected clients.

Rola Hijwel, Principal Solicitor, Hijwel Migration Lawyers

Rola Hijwel - Expat Advisors CommunityContact details

T: +61 2 9043 9934
F: +61 2 9043 9931
M: 0414 656 172

What we do

Hijwel Migration Lawyers (HML) is a law firm specialising in Australian immigration law. The firm practices exclusively in the area of Australian immigration law and are trusted advisors. With over 15 years of practice in immigration law, working with international and local corporations and individuals, we have a wealth of knowledge and expertise to provide a level of service expected from a large corporate firm, but with a personal and attuned touch.

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Tim Hogan-Doran, Partner, ShineWing Australia

Contact details

T: +61 2 8059 6838 or +61 414 628 880

What we do

We provide a full range of assurance, business advisory, corporate finance, tax, private clients and wealth management solutions. And we deliver them with a strategic focus and commercial approach.

Our leaders provide all the services any business needs to be certain about its past performance and confident about its future. And with access to a unique Asian and international network, we can deliver these services seamlessly in Australia and across the world.

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Wealth matters because of what you can do with it

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This research conducted by Withers Worldwide looks at changing dynamics of family wealth between generations and between continents from US, to Europe to Asia. For many family businesses looking to pass the baton to the next generation, some of the considerations include:

1. Whether to carry on the business or cash out and become a “financial family”

2. Whether to establish a new family owned enterprise

3. And/or to whether to leverage wealth for social good through philanthropy.

Across Asia longer lifespans and globalisation are seeing a clash between the generations on the question of ‘what next for the family business?’ Continue reading Wealth matters because of what you can do with it

AVCAL SIV workshop – Tuesday 2nd June in Sydney

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For those working with SIV clients from migration, to banking, to wealth management, tax and legal, you can’t afford to miss this event.

Speakers at this half day workshop include representatives from Austrade, AVCAL and AusIndustry. We will hear about:

– Why the changes to the complying investment regime are being introduced and who was involved in the consultation process

– What is ESCVLP/VCLP and how do you apply for registration

– How the new capital will be managed and invested – open discussion.

Venue host is Mark Wright, Partner Global Immigration, Deloitte.

Date:        Tuesday 2nd June, 2015
Time:        8:45 AM -12:00 PM
Venue:     Deloitte, 225 George Street, Sydney
Cost:         Members $418, Non-Members $616 (Including GST)
To book:
08.45am Registrations open
09.00am Welcome by host member Deloitte
09.05am Introductory remarks and background (AVCAL) Session 1
09.15am – 09.30am
  • What is the current SIV program? (Austrade)
  • What are the changes expected in the revised program commencing in July 2015? (Austrade)
  • Who has been involved in the consultation in the policy development (Austrade)
Session 2
09.30am – 09.45am How to apply for a ESVCLP/VCLP (Representative from Ausindustry): 15 mins with questions Session 3
Morning Tea
10.15am – 11.00am
  • What are the benefits of investing in venture capital and private equity in Australia (AVCAL)
  • How do venture capital and private equity markets work?
  • How do we expect that new capital will be managed and invested? (interactive facilitated discussion)
Session 4
11.00am – 11.30am What are some of the top level issues from those already investing with SIVs and questions to the program speakers (Panel discussion with speakers and Q&A from audience) Session 5

For details and to book go the AVCAL website link here.



QUT & Guangdong Institute sign research partnership

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Guangdong Insititute of Science and Technology and Queensland University of Technology – Research Co-operation Agreement

On 23 March 2015, the Vice-Governor of Guangdong together with the Australian Consul General and officials from the Australian Trade Commission (Austrade) witnessed the signing of a landmark research cooperation agreement between the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) and the Science and Technology Department of Guangdong. The agreement is the first of its kind between an Australian University and the Guangdong government.

The cooperation agreement was initiated by the Governor of Guangdong Zhu Xiaodan during his visit to Australia last year during the G20.

The agreement provides a platform for the development of joint research in three areas:

– Air Quality
– Tissue engineering and regenerative medicine
– Public health.

QUT’s Vice-Chancellor Professor Peter Coaldrake signed the Agreement on research collaboration and said at the signing “this provides a valuable opportunity for researchers in QUT and our partner institutions in China to further deepen our research links, to work together on joint publications and joint applications for funding at the Provincial and national levels”.

The Australian Consul General said “forging increased academic and commercial linkages between China and Australia is one of the priorities of the Australian Government.”

Austrade, the Government’s trade, investment and education promotion agency, is working with organisations in Australia looking to partner with China on R&D and technology commercialisation opportunities.

During 18-23 April, Austrade will run events in Shenzhen and Beijing promoting Australia’s credentials in R&D and innovation and interest in partnering with China to commercialise our technologies and innovation.

For more information, please contact Ms Jessica Shi at Austrade via email: