Global Business and Talent Attraction
5 May 2021 | Zoom Webinar
The Federal Litigation and Dispute Resolution Section of the Law Council of Australia invites you to attend the Global Business And Talent Attraction webinar and will be hosting the webinar session with the support of the Department of Home Affairs and the Global Business and Talent Attraction Taskforce on the Zoom platform.
The Prime Minister's Special Envoy for Global Business and Talent Attraction, Peter Verwer AO, welcomes the opportunity to update the Law Council of Australia and the legal profession in relation to the exciting opportunity that the Taskforce presents for exceptionally talented individuals who are looking to relocate to Australia.
The Global Business and Talent Attraction Taskforce is offering trailblazers and proven enterprises:
- A facilitated relocation of executives, critical staff and their families to Australia;
- Fast track visas with a streamlined pathway to residency; and
- Connections to essential industry and professional networks.
The Taskforce is looking for exceptional individuals who have the potential to generate multiple jobs particularly in areas that fill critical supply chain and talent gaps.
For more information about the Global Talent Attraction Taskforce, see below factsheets.
Date: 5 May 2021
Time: 2.00pm - 3.30pm
Format: Zoom webinar
RSVP: 3 May 2021
Peter Verwer AO, Prime Minister’s Special Envoy for Global Business and Talent Attraction – Department of Home Affairs
Peter Verwer AO was appointed Prime Minister’s Special Envoy for Global Business and Talent Attraction in late August 2020.
Peter leads the Global Business and Talent Attraction Taskforce which is driving a whole-of-government effort to attract high-value enterprises and exceptionally talented individuals to Australia to help turbocharge our economic recovery from COVID-19, boost our national resilience and drive competitiveness.
The Taskforce has been established in the Department of Home Affairs and in partnership with the Australian Trade and Investment Commission, and comprises officers from APS agencies including the Departments of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Employment, Skills and Education, Industry, Science, Energy and Resources, Defence and the Treasury. The Taskforce is working closely with states and territories.
Peter is a respected and experienced business leader with extensive commercial, academic and cultural networks across international markets. Peter’s previous roles included Executive Chairman of Fractal IQ, CEO of the Asia Pacific Real Estate Association and CEO of the Property Council of Australia.
His most recent focus has been working with in Asia with governments and industry to help open-up capital markets platforms that help activate sustainable urban and nation-building programs.
Peter has chaired several leadership groups, including the joint Australia-New Zealand Counter-Terrorism Committee’s Business Advisory Group on Mass Gathering Places, Liveable Housing Australia, Australia’s Construction Forecasting Council, the nine-government Development Assessment Forum, and the Kirribilli Dialogue on Universal Design (as co-chair).
Peter has also served on several Australian ministerial advisory councils, including, the Urban Policy Forum and the Australian Statistical Advisory Council prior to moving to Singapore, where he has lived since 2014.
The Australian Government appointed Peter one of six Disability Community Ambassadors in 2011. Peter was also special advisor to CareerTrackers, Australia’s leading Indigenous internship program. Peter is also Adjunct Senior Research Fellow at the National University of Singapore’s Institute of Real Estate and Urban Studies.
Peter was invested as an Officer of the Order of Australia in January 2019 for "distinguished service to the property sector, to sustainable development and construction and to professional bodies.''
- Steve Lanyi, Assistant Director, Visa Engagement and Outreach – Department of Home Affairs
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We hope to make the session interactive and interesting, please send any questions in advance to Travis.Kotzur@lawcouncil.asn.au.