LABOR OPPOSES FAMILY VISA CHANGES

THE HON RICHARD MARLES MP
SHADOW MINISTER FOR IMMIGRATION AND BORDER PROTECTION

MEMBER FOR CORIO


MICHELLE ROWLAND MP
SHADOW MINISTER FOR CITIZENSHIP AND MULTICULTULRALISM

MEMBER FOR GREENWAY

 

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LABOR OPPOSES FAMILY VISA CHANGES

Labor has voiced its grave concern about the Abbott Government’s move to close the door on low and middle-income earners ever bringing their parents to Australia

Today, the Government has confirmed it will push ahead with its agenda to punish ethnic communities by voting down Labor’s disallowance motion.

In doing so the Government has closed the door on the chances of many people ever bringing their parents to Australia by abolishing the Non-contributory Parent visa and Other Family visa category.

Under the Abbott Government’s cruel cuts to family visas, tens of thousands of families will now have to pay up to a reported $125,000 if they ever want to be reunited with family members.

Today the Abbott Government has callously closed the door on family visas, abandoning ethnic families and communities across Australia.

This is a cruel move by a Government that is completely out of touch with migrant communities.

TUESDAY, 15 JULY 2014