The landscape of worker visas is undergoing a seismic shift, with chicken farmers and music instructors finding favour, while traditional roles like chefs and managers are left off the list. We may see the new era of the Skills in Demand Visa, slated to replace the Temporary Skill Shortage (Subclass 482) Visa in 2024. This new visa promises a four-year stint for skilled workers across three distinct streams, paving the way for Permanent Residency for all eligible applicants.

The government’s aim to streamline employer-sponsored visas hit a snag with the unveiling of the initial job list, drawing concern from sectors like construction facing acute labour shortages. Despite assurances of prioritising migrants with sought-after skills, the draft list raised eyebrows among employer groups and international students alike.

Under the Skills in Demand Visa umbrella, three pathways emerge: the Specialist Skills Pathway, catering to top-tier professionals commanding a minimum salary of $135,000; the Core Skills Pathway, featuring an updated occupation roster and a salary threshold starting at $70,000; and the Essential Skills Pathway, tailored for lower-wage earners.

While IT professionals and accountants may find themselves initially sidelined, salvation could come in the form of a government proposal granting visas to individuals earning over $130,000, regardless of their field. However, the Hospitality sector stands poised to challenge this plan, underscoring the vital role migration plays in sustaining many eateries and cafes.

Acknowledging the labyrinthine complexity of the current visa system, newly appointed ministers have pledged a simplified approach, echoing Minister for Home Affairs Clare O’Neil’s sentiment on untangling the “bowl of spaghetti” comprising convoluted visa classes and eligibility criteria.

December ushered in a clearer roadmap, condensing work visas into three streamlined streams. The top tier beckons migrants with prospective employers willing to shell out over $130,000, offering a visa irrespective of occupation. On the flip side, those earning below $70,000 may secure visas under specific circumstances, such as in aged care. For earners falling between the $70,000-$130,000 bracket, entry hinges on a revamped jobs list spotlighting high-demand skills and scarce expertise.

Gaining an Australian Visa may be a very complex business. Phoenix Law & Associates have skilled migration lawyers to assist you, who speak your language and understand your culture – Urdu, Hindi, Pashtu, Farsi, Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, Japanese – English, Portuguese, and Romanian – to help you.

CALL 1800GETHELP | Level 16, 300 Adelaide St, Brisbane City| #WorkerVisa #Migration #AustraliaVisa #BrisbaneLawyers #Urdu #Hindi #Pashtu #Mandarin #Cantonese #Korean #Japanese #Portuguese #Romanian #FamilyLaw

We are professionals who take a practical, personal and compassionate approach.

Our director, Hideki Shimizu, takes an active role in the Brisbane sporting and youth-development community and heads the team at Phoenix Law & Associates
We have a multilingual team that is well-connected with communities in Brisbane, the Gold and Sunshine Coasts, and enjoy working together.
Our experience covers a wide range of matters, from complex international business matters right through to highly personal family law cases.
We work tirelessly to achieve the best possible outcomes for our clients.
As licensed members of the Queensland Law Society, we serve the public with fairness and professionalism.

We are seeking a COMMERCIAL LITIGATION LAWYER to join our BRISBANE legal team.

This is an exciting opportunity for a talented individual who thrives in a challenging and dynamic environment, to handle a wide range of commercial litigation cases, including contract disputes, business torts, intellectual property matters, employment disputes, and other related issues.
• Conduct thorough legal research and analysis, and prepare pleadings, motions, and other legal documents.
• Represent clients in court proceedings, arbitrations, mediations, and negotiations.
• Develop and implement effective litigation strategies to achieve favourable outcomes for clients.
• Provide legal advice and guidance to clients on complex legal matters, ensuring compliance with applicable laws and regulations.
• Collaborate with colleagues and work as part of a cohesive team to achieve department and firm goals.
• Stay updated on changes in legislation, case law, and industry trends to effectively counsel clients and provide accurate legal opinions.

We’re aware of the strain litigation can put on our clients, and that’s why we’re committed to delivering timely, favourable results. Join our dynamic team. As a Commercial Litigation Lawyer, you will have the opportunity to make a significant impact, work on complex cases, and collaborate with top legal professionals in the field. We offer competitive compensation packages and a supportive work environment that fosters professional growth and development.

Phoenix Law is an equal opportunity employer. We have a team of multilingual lawyers that celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive and respectful workplace. Phoenix Law – big firm talent; small team culture.

How to Apply
APPLY BY EMAIL: | 300 Adelaide Street, BRISBANE, QLD

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On a sparkling winter’s day, you can easily understand why BRISBANE is RENOWNED as AUSTRALIA’S FASTEST-GROWING CITY, recording an annual population growth rate of 1.8% over the last five years, outpacing both Sydney (1.4%) and Melbourne (1.5%), to 2,505,000 in 2023. Internal migration from more costly locations for a better lifestyle; new births and overseas migration caused Greater Brisbane population to increase by 59,200 people (2.3%), and the rest of the state increased by 49,800 (1.9%).

At Phoenix Law & Associates, we know Brisbane and our local multilingual lawyers understand your Property and Conveyancing needs, with speedy, expert assistance. Over 50% of our clients are repeat clients, they know how easy the process is with us. Phone 1800-GET-HELP (1800 438 435) |e;; see

What separates excellent suburbs to invest in from the rest? There’s no exact formula, but some common factors that indicate that a suburb has the potential for future demand and growth include:

• Easy access to public transport, especially the train line
• Quality school options
• Parklands
• Access to facilities including shopping centres and hospital

QLD’s fastest growing suburbs based on ABS data shows in  first place, RIPLEY; Located southwest of Brisbane, with its 21% growth rocketing its population to around 16,000 people thanks to newly built property developments.) In second place, CHAMBERS FLAT-LOGAN RESERVE in LOGAN, south of the Brisbane metropolitan area has a 19% population increase thanks to property development opportunities; and then PALLARA – WILLAWONG in Brisbane’s south, is now home to around 10,600 people after its population increased by 19%.

#brisbanemigration #brisbanesuburbs #brisbaneconveyancing #ripley #pallara # logan #willawong #chambersflat #homeconveyancing #realestatebrisbane #phoenixlaw #propertylaw #conveyancing #brisbanesuburbs

한걸음 나아간 인생 계획

코비드 팬더믹은 현대 우리 생활 그리고 반려동물에 새로운 일상을 가져다 주었습니다.

Aussie Pet Doors 에 따르면, 코로나 팬더믹이 시작된 이후, 200만명 이상의 호주인들이 반려동물을 갖게되었다고 나타났습니다. 최근 Animal Medicines Australia에 의해 시행된 설문조사에 따르면, 호주 전체 70% 인구가 반려동물을 소유하고, 그중 50%가 강아지를 반려동물로 소유하고있다고 나타났습니다.

하지만, 사람들은 본인이 사망했을 경우에 반려동물이 어떻게 될지에 대해서는 소홀히하고 있습니다.

최근, Elizabeth 여왕 서거하셨고, 여왕의 2마리 강아지가 남겨졌습니다. 언론의 보도에 따르면, Andrew 공작과 그의 전부인이 이 두마리의 강아지를 돌볼것으로 예측된다고 합니다. 이 부부가 여왕에게 이 두마리의 강아지를 선물하였고, 이 강아지들은 England Winsor 성에서 이혼한 이 부부와 함께 살게될 것입니다.

이 경우는 남겨진 가족이 여왕의 반려동물을 돌보겠다고 나선 아주 바람직한 선례로 볼 수 있습니다. 하지만 이와는 반대로, 가족들이 남겨진 반려동물을 원하지 않을 경우도 있을것입니다. 이런일은 만약 여러분 신변에 문제가 생길경우, 여러분의 반려동물에게도 일어날 수 있습니다.

본인에게 어떤일이 일어나서 더이상 반려동물을 돌보지 못할 경우, 그동물이 지속적으로 사랑받을 수 있도록 해야합니다.

유언장을 작성하는것은 여러분 본인과 가족을 위해 해야할 아주 중요한 일 중 한가지 입니다. 유언장을 작성하기전, 변호사와 상담하는것도 이에 못지않게 중요합니다.

유언장을 작성하거나 지속적 위임장(Enduring Power of Attorney)을 작성하므로써, 여러분의 신변에 문제가 생겼을 경우, 반려동물에게 더 나운 환경을 만들수있는 계획을 세울수 있습니다.

어떻게 나의 바램들을 알릴수 있을까요?

  1. 유언장 작성

지속적인 위임장 작성(Enduring Power of Attorney. EPA)

EPA 는 여러분이 병이들게 되거나 사고로 결정을 내릴 수 없을 경우, 여러분을 대신하여 결정을 내려줄수 있을만한 신뢰하는사람을 지정할 수 있도록 하는 법적 문서입니다.

경제적 대변인은 아래와 같은 책임이 있습니다.

  • 전기,렌트, 반려동물 음식, 동물병원 비용 지불
    • 여러분의 투자 관리
    • 세금정산 관리

개인적 건강관련 대변인은 아래와 같은 책임이 있습니다.

  • 여러분이 살곳과 여러분을 돌볼사람
  • 의학적 결정과, 치료 선택, 의약품
  • 여러분이 신뢰하는 사람들과 대화하십시오.

유언장이나 EPA 를 작성하셨으면, 여러분이 신뢰하는 분들과 이와 관련하여 대화를 나누어, 그분들이 미래에 여러분이 바라는것들이 이루어지도록 도와줄 수 있을것입니다.

여러분의 바람은 다음과 같은것들이 포함될 수 있습니다.

  • 누가 반려동물을 돌볼것인지
  • 여러분을 돌봐줄 곳이 어디인지 – 집 혹은 시설
  • 장례식 준비 – 묘를 만들지 아니면 화장할지 여부
  • 유언장을 집행해 줄 사람과 대변인

    여러분은 유언장이 정확하고 유효하게 작성되길 바라실겁니다. 이러한 유언장 작성은  

    전문가를 통해 이뤄질수 있습니다. 변호사가 여러분의 권한과 의무에 대해 알려드리고,

    여러분이 원하는것에대해 정확하게 표현되도록 도와드릴 것입니다. 따라서 이러한

    유언장은 전문 변호사를 통해 작성하시는 것이 중요합니다.

    지금 바로 Phoenix Law & Associate 와 연락해서 상의하십시요. 전화 1800-GET-HELP

Consider making a will and appointing someone to look after pets.

Advance life planning – COVID has brought many a new normal into our lives including a boom in pet ownership.

More than two million Australian households have acquired a pet since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, says Aussie Pet Doors. According to recent surveys carried out by Animal Medicines Australia, nearly 70 percent of all Aussie households own a pet; of that 70 percent, 50 percent own a dog.

However, people may fail to plan for what happens to their beloved pets when they pass.

Recently, Queen Elizabeth passed away, and she left her beloved dogs. In the media, it is assumed that Duke Andrew and his ex-wife will take care of the Queen’s two corgi pups.  They will live with the divorced couple at the Royal Lodge in Windsor, England. The Duke and Duchess gifted the dogs to the Queen in 2021.

This is the preferred outcome where family members wish to take care of those pets which belonged to the Queens. However, in other cases,  family members do not wish to take over the pets.

Continue the love, and make sure your wishes are known for how you want your pets and furry friends to be taken care of after you’re gone.

Making a Will is one of the most important things you can do for yourself and your family, but just as important is the conversation you have with a solicitor before you make a will.

By making a Will or an Enduring Power of Attorney (if you lose the capacity to make decisions) you can put plans in place to create a better future for your pets if something happens to you.


  1. Make a will
  2. Make your enduring power of attorney

An Enduring Power of Attorney is a legal document that allows you to appoint someone you trust to make decisions on your behalf if you become seriously ill or have an accident and lose capacity.

Your Financial Attorney is responsible for:

• Paying bills such as your rent, electricity, pet food, medical and vet expenses

• Managing your investments

• Preparing your tax returns.

Your attorney for personal and health matters is responsible for:

• Where you live and who will care for you

• Certain medical decisions, treatment options, and medicines.

  • Have conversations with those you trust

Once you’ve made your Will and Enduring Power of Attorney, it’s a good idea to have a conversation with those you trust, so they can support your wishes in the future.

Your wishes may include:

• Who will care for your pets

• Where you will be cared for – in your home or in a care facility

• Funeral arrangements – including if you want to be buried or cremated

• Who is to be your Executor and your Attorney.

You want to make sure your Will is valid and that it is properly drawn up. This can be done through professionals. A solicitor will let you know about your rights and obligations and make sure that you have expressed your wishes in the best possible.  Therefore, it is important to make a will through professionals.

Discuss this today. Contact Phoenix Law & Associate. Call 1800-GET-HELP Level 16 / 300 Adelaide Street, Brisbane. Read more at #phoenixlaw #brisbane #property #familylaw #will #pets

Retailers have been devastated by developer Mirvac’s cancellation of retail leases after Toombul Shopping Centre was flooded in February. One retailer says the news comes as a blow after a period without income but would be worse for those without insurance. A Mister Minit franchisee says the business was part of his retirement plan and that he will have to “start from scratch”. Business owners have been receiving letters informing them “it is impractical and undesirable to reinstate the centre to how it was prior to the flooding damage”.

This is an unfortunate story and may point to the worth of paying a lawyer to get sound advice first before entering into a lease and make sure you mitigate any potential risks. PHOENIX LAW & ASSOCIATES – here to help you.  +61 (07) 3180 0908 | 1800-GET-HELP |e; |Level 16  300 Adelaide Street, Brisbane QLD.


Commercial and Conveyancing Paralegal –   Phoenix Law & Associates is a boutique law firm located in the heart of the Brisbane CBD.

We are seeking a Commercial and Conveyancing Paralegal to join our growing team. It is expected that the predominant areas of involvement will be residential and commercial conveyancing, business purchase and sales as well as leasing.


Routine tasks include;


Review of contracts and close liaison with solicitors to protect client interests, drafting client and third party correspondence, drafting first drafts of advices on standard contracts and leases and maintenance of client files.

Due to the nature of our clientele, the right applicant will be required to be competent at a business/commercial level to read, write and speak both English and Chinese (Mandarin).


The ideal candidate will:


Be organised and have high attention to detail
Mature minded
Has great time management
Be able to take and follow instructions
Be able to work as part of a team and by yourself
Be able to use Microsoft Office, particularly Word, Outlook
Have good communication skills both written and spoken
Have relevant experience such as administration role, legal secretary or paralegal
Has a strong work ethic and keen interest to learn


What you can expect from us:


Opportunity for your role to grow with the business
You’ll be welcomed into a close-knit team of friendly, genuine people
Desirable team culture and morale
Enjoyable work-life balance
Lots of extra benefits such as team lunches, massages, monthly morning teas, rewards for reaching targets
This is a full-time role, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm Monday to Friday.

We are seeking a candidate who can commence immediately/as soon as possible.

Please note that applications from agencies will not be considered at this time.


Apply by email to:

With Phoenix Law, you’ll get big firm talent and small firm culture. We’ll treat you like a person, not just a case number.



Start your 2020 business year with zest and creativity!  You are invited to a Free aFile workshop with Phoenix Law at  8am -10am this Friday 7th February at Level 4, 300 Adelaide Street,  Brisbane CBD .

Join us for –   8am Food & Coffee Orders;  8.15am Kevin Zhang – Doing business with China – and  8.45 am John Hale – Business Creativity and Brain Health -a must-attend FREE event for anyone exploring business opportunities with the Chinese market. RSVP ASAP by calling +61 (07) 3180 0908 or emailing

Tiffany from The Henderson Gallery will be there to take your coffee and food orders at around 8:00 am. Here is the link to their menu ;

Below is the agenda for our first aFile meeting for 2020:

8.00 am – Meeting commences with the introduction of each member

8.15 am – Kevin Zhang – Lawyer, Phoenix Law & Associates

“Myths of the Dragon – the truth behind engaging with Chinese?”

“China is in its own category – too big to ignore, too repressive to embrace, difficult to influence, and very, very proud.”(Madeleine Albright – the first female Secretary of the State in the US)

Chinese influence is everywhere in modern society often without us being aware of it. It can present with mystifying elements which bring some misconceptions to the people who deal with it.  In this presentation, Mr Kevin Zhang, who has been acting for a number of prominent Chinese clients locally and internationally,  will give us the insight of doing business with China and myth-busting talks about dealing with Chinese.

This is a must-attend event for anyone who is considering to explore business opportunities with the Chinese market.

8.45 am – John Hale – Business Creativity and Brain Health with Strategic Futurist John Hale

John Hale is a Strategic Futurist, founder of Hale Consulting Group and author of The Strategy Book.

John has worked as an early-stage investor and advisor for over twenty years. He has worked with leaders from Fortune 500 and mid-sized companies to start-ups and public sector organisations.

John has been a Visiting and Adjunct Professor teaching strategy, entrepreneurship, project management and ethics at Singapore Management University, Bond University and Melbourne Business School.

The brightest executives are also health practitioners. As leaders, they concern themselves with the health of their business and their own mental and physical health.

In the current resource-constrained business environment, with an ageing population, the need for good strategy and clever innovation has never been more pressing. Also, thanks to the exploding human footprint and the third era of computing (ubiquitous AI), there are mounting levels of learned helplessness, psychological stress, EMF exposure, pollution and obesity.

Busy executives need ways to ward off dementia risks and keep their brains healthy.  John will share:

– Why traditional group brainstorming is not that creative.
– Ways to be creative and capture future value.
– Risk factors that contribute to Dementia. 
– Four ways to improve brain function and enjoy peak health.

9.45 am – 10.00am aFile marketing update with Faisal and Q&A

Small Firm Culture, Big Firm Talent

When you’re hiring a solicitor, you want to feel confident and comfortable.
At Phoenix Law & Associates, you can expect us to treat your case as if it were our own. We know that happy clients make for happy solicitors.
If you need legal help, call 1800 GET HELP for an obligation-free chat about your individual needs.

#phoenixlaw #businesschina #chinesebusiness #creativebusiness #brainhealth #businessleaders #afile

Many of us aren’t aware of the rights we have when injured on public property. This article serves to clarify these rights.

Public Liability Claim

Depending on the type of injury, the circumstances under which it happened, and the type of public property, someone injured on public property may be able to put forth a public liability claim.

Common public liability claims include:

Business Claim

If you visit a public property belonging to a business and injure yourself, you can serve them with a personal injury claim. The owners of the business have a responsibility to the public to keep the area safe.

Dog Attack

If you are outside of someone’s private property and their dog attacks you, you can lodge a public liability claim against the owner.

Shopping Centre

If you are not directly inside a shop but still inside a shopping centre when an injury occurs, you can lodge a personal injury claim. In this case, who you lodge the claim against differs, but a personal injury lawyer can assist you with that. Common injuries include trips, slips and falls.

Sporting Accident

Players who injure themselves at a club or sporting arena may receive compensation from the club owners, depending on the type of injury and how it happened.

At School

School is not often thought of as a public place, but if someone experiences an injury on school grounds, they may be able to hold the school or, depending on the injury, government liable.

Footpath or Road

A badly made or maintained footpath or road can cause an injury, and a public liability claim may be lodged against a local council or authority.

What to Do

Should you experience an injury in a public place, the first thing you should do is go to a doctor and explain to them how the injury occurred. After medical treatment, you should then seek legal help. We can help you file a personal injury report against the person you think is responsible. We can also help you work with witnesses, documents and the general progress of the report.

You have every right to receive compensation for your injury.

Need Advice or Assistance with Injury Claims?

If you’re looking for help with your injury claim, speak to our experienced lawyers in Brisbane. As members of the Queensland Law Society, our lawyers will examine your individual circumstances and offer timely advice on the best pathway forward.

At Phoenix Law, we specialise in Family Law, Personal Injury Law, Migration Law, Commercial Law, Property Law, Litigation Dispute Resolution, Estate Planning, International Trade Law, Intellectual Property Law and Workplace Relations Law. We speak your language, with a team of multilingual lawyers ensuring our clients get the best possible understanding of Australian law. Call our law firm today on 07 3180 0908 or contact us online.

Commercial law is a broad field. In this article, we explore some of the basics of commercial law, with a focus on those which relate to small businesses.

Fair Trading

In Australia, everyone deserves a fair go. The same applies in the commercial landscape. Trade and the federal governing bodies ensure that businesses operate fairly and that they treat both consumers and competitors with respect.

Fair trade laws regulate areas such as:

Pricing Regulations

Businesses must follow a variety of pricing regulation laws. These laws ensure that pricing is truthful and not damaging to other businesses in the same field.

Warranties and Refunds

Goods must be free from faults. If they are not, the consumer should be able to claim compensation.

Measurement of Goods

This area ensures that measurement and labelling requirements are kept standard.


Commercial law covers contracts, which it views as legally enforceable no matter whether it is written or verbally agreed upon. If someone agrees to provide a service in exchange for monetary or other benefits, they are likely engaging in a commercial contract.



In this day and age, privacy is ever-so-important, and as such there are strict commercial laws regarding how businesses collect, store and use data that they have collected from their customers.

This is especially important when it comes to marketing.

Anti-Bullying Laws

Commercial law also covers ensuring that there are anti-bullying policies within the workplace, as workplace harassment is taken very seriously. If a company does not take adequate steps to ensure bullying does not occur, they may be held liable should it happen in the workplace.

Unfair Dismissal

If your business has less than 15 employees, it is classified as a small business under the Dismissal laws and has its own procedures to follow.

For a dismissal to be fair:

  • It must be given with adequate warning with a valid reason as to why they are being dismissed. The reason should preferably be given in writing, but verbal explanations are also acceptable.
  • The employee should be given a warning or opportunity to improve, unless their actions cause significant risk to the company, such as theft or misconduct.
  • An opportunity to improve may include additional training.

Need Advice or Assistance with Commercial Law?

If you need guidance with commercial law, speak to our experienced lawyers in Brisbane. As members of the Queensland Law Society, our lawyers will examine your individual circumstances and offer timely advice on the best pathway forward.

At Phoenix Law, we specialise in Family Law, Personal Injury Law, Migration Law, Commercial Law, Property Law, Litigation Dispute Resolution, Estate Planning, International Trade Law, Intellectual Property Law and Workplace Relations Law. We speak your language, with a team of multilingual lawyers ensuring our clients get the best possible understanding of Australian law. Call our law firm today on 07 3180 0908 or contact us online.