Name: Erin Goldbarsht
Title: Registered Migration Agent
My name is Erin and I am a Registered Migration Agent at Migration Downunder.
I grew up in Newcastle just north of Sydney and became interested in law at a young age under the influence of my family. I studied law at the University of Newcastle and graduated in 2007. My keen interest in Migration came about when I was working for the Department for International Law, at the Ministry of Justice in Israel. I was dealing with prisoner transfers, kidnapped children and extradition proceedings. Immigration law played an important role in my work there.
When I moved back to Australia I worked as a Solicitor and Registered Migration Agent at a law firm in Newcastle.
I was admitted to the Supreme Court of New South Wales in 2008, and admitted to the Israel Bar in 2012. I am licensed to practice law in Israel, and I am fluent in English and Hebrew.
I have a keen interest in international law, and completed an internship for an Australian licence to practice in the Department for International Agreements, Ministry of Justice in Israel.
At a community level, I work with foreign residents who have been victims of domestic violence, assisting them to obtain Permanent Residency in accordance with the Family Violence Provisions. I also worked for the Concord centre for international human rights law in Israel, and the Israel Democracy Institute.
In my spare time I enjoy the great Australian outdoors, and I have a keen interest in Scuba diving. Sydney and the Eastern coast of Australia have some of the best dive spots in the world. I also love cooking, good music, and spending time with my young family and friends.
I currently work for Migration Downunder as a Registered Migration Agent that offers me a wide and varied clientele. My work includes general immigration cases and visas and I represent our clients in hearings where my legal knowledge and experience is required for reviews, ministerial interventions and Administrative Appeals Tribunal hearings and applications.
I was keen to join a company where a strong commitment to the client and ethics was important. I had the opportunity to consult to Migration Downunder for a couple of months and joined the company as soon as I could after my consulting experience with their immigration team.
It’s hard to find a company and team with a committed approach to personal and professional growth. There is a strong sense of pride in the company which I really enjoy and the company is growing very fast. The sharing of vital information between the team regarding the way the immigration department is interpreting applications and applying the law for successful outcomes absolutely enhances our success rate.
I love it when clients come in to thank us personally for changing their lives and tell us their plans for their future.