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Lisa Qiu

Senior Associate & Migration Lawyer

About Lisa

Lisa Qiu joined Coleman Greig Lawyers in 2015 as a member of the Employment and Business Migration Team. She has experience in the jurisdictions of the Fair Work Commission and the Fair Work Ombudsman, and acts for clients in a range of employment matters including:

Having an in-depth understanding of the legislation and procedures involved, Lisa is able to assist employers to understand their legal obligations with respect to their employees, and to ensure that those obligations are met.  She can also help individual employees to understand their legal rights, and offer guidance to those who may be facing issues with their employment.

In 2016, Lisa also became a registered migration agent. On 22 March 2021, the Australian laws changed so that lawyers like Lisa who hold an unrestricted practising certificate are able to provide migration advice, and are no longer required to be registered as a migration agent. As a migration lawyer, Lisa can also provide advice on, and assist with the application of:

  • Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS)(subclass 482) visas;
  • Employer Nomination Scheme (subclass 186) visas;
  • Partner (subclass 820/801 & 309/100) visas;
  • Other visas such as the Resident Return (subclass 155/157) visa and Pathway to Retirement visa.

Lisa can also provide advice in relation to:

  • A range of visa related issues such as sponsor, health and character requirements; and
  • Appealing visa refusals or cancellation decisions, including appeals to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal, Federal Circuit Court and Federal Court of Australia and applications for Requests for Ministerial Intervention

The unique overlap of employment and migration law enables Lisa to provide specialised and niche advice to employers about their obligations to overseas workers under Australian workplace laws, while simultaneously ensuring their obligations as a sponsor under Australia migration laws, are met and maintained. 

Lisa was admitted to practice as a solicitor after completing a combined degree of Bachelor of International and Global Studies and Bachelor of Laws at the University of Sydney. Lisa is also completing her Masters in Migration Law and Practice at Griffith University. 

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