Category: Migration

Migration continues to feature as a red hot topic for debate on the Australian political landscape, particularly in the context of the looming Federal election.
On June 28, 1963, the then-President of the United States of America, the late great John Fitzgerald Kennedy, addressed a joint session of the Oireachtas Eireann, the national parliament of Ireland, in Dublin. He spoke not only as the world’s most powerful political leader of his era, but as the proud descendant of an impoverished Irish emigrant family.
What goes around always seems to come around again. In February 1862 a familiar advertisement appeared in the employment columns of the London Times newspaper. It read simply "WANTED: A smart, active girl to do the general housework of a large family, one who can cook, clean plates, and get up fine linen, preferred. No Irish need apply."
Next Monday, when Nyst Legal officially re-opens its doors for 2016, we will have the pleasure of welcoming aboard an exciting new addition to our professional ranks. Gisele Reid is a promising young lawyer who will join us this year to practise in the fields of Family Law, Civil Litigation and Migration Law. Born and bred in Sao Paulo Brazil, she speaks fluent Portuguese and Spanish, and has extensive links to the expatriate Brazilian community on the Gold Coast. After coming here as a tourist in 2007, Gisele was so impressed with the Queensland lifestyle she decided to stay put, eventually enrolling in the Bachelor of Laws degree course at Bond University. Following her graduation from Bond in 2012, she practised extensively in Family Law with esteemed Family Law specialist, the late Mr Charles Cooper, and in 2016 she will join Nyst Legal to work primarily in our Family Law division. Meanwhile, she will also continue to service the business and other migration law needs of her clientele. We proudly welcome Gisele to the Nyst Legal line-up.