Immigration, Crime & Punishment 

Singapore & the beautiful Indonesian island of Bintan!

VISA: The Victorian Immigration Solicitors’ Alliance hosts its annual Australian Immigration Law Conference.  The Crimmigration Law Symposium 2024 Immigration, Crime & Punishment at the beautiful luxury island of Bintan – just a short boat trip from Singapore.

Get the skinny on s501 from Leaders of the Immigration Industry.

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Speakers include include:

Sean Kikkert

Barrister / Author/ Member of VISA

Sean Kikkert has more than 17 years of experience in immigration law and administrative law. He was admitted in 2007 and worked for the Department of Immigration for eleven years before opening his own law practice. He has appeared in many Federal Court, Federal Circuit Court and Tribunal matters, and provides complex legal advice based on his 16 years of experience in government law. Sean also has considerable experience in dispute resolution and conducted family and personal violence conferences as a Deputy Registrar with the ACT Magistrates Court between 2019-2022. Sean was born in Adelaide, South Australia and spent the early part of his childhood in the Netherlands before his family returned to Australia. He earned a BA (Hons.) in Psychology in 2002 and an LLB (with Hons.) in 2005 from the University of Adelaide. He married his wife Jaquilyn in Hong Kong, and he is the father of five children. He is also an author and has had eight books published.

Sean has appeared as an advocate representing both the Department of Immigration and Applicants at the following hearings (

Professional Publications:

· Kikkert, S. and Dexter, P. ‘Historical Analysis of Population Reactions to Stimuli – A Case Study of Fiji’. (2007). DSTO-TR-1970. Defence Science and Technology Organisation, The Department of Defence.

· Kikkert, S.N. ‘Military Uniforms: The Psychological Dimension’. (2005) 2 The Australian Army Journal 245.

· Kikkert, S. N. ‘A South Pacific Police Force?’ (2004) 8(2) Journal of South Pacific Law.

A man with an encyclopaedic knowledge of migration law and process. (Will be speaking on updates on visa law.)

Chris Honnery- Rising Star of the Victorian and NSW Barr


Immigration Lawyer, Educatory & Academic 

As anyone working in the migration law industry – RMAs or Immigration Lawyers – will know, Chris is one of the leading luminaries in the migration law.

Chris Honnery is experienced in administrative law, migration law, civil litigation and regulatory law. Based in Sydney, Chris appears in matters throughout Australia and is an interstate member of the Victorian Bar. He welcomes briefs including:

  • Oral advocacy in courts and tribunals
  • Preparation of legal documents and submissions
  • Written advices

Chris was a solicitor for almost a decade. He worked at Victoria Legal Aid, the Federal Court of Australia, and oversaw Craddock Murray Neumann’s judicial review practice representing asylum seekers on Nauru.

Chris also passed the England and Wales Bar Transfer Test in 2020 having worked at London law firms such as Hickman and Rose solicitors and the head office of international media law organisation Article 19.

Chris has particular expertise in migration matters and challenging visa-related decisions.

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