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THE LIBERALS’ BROKEN TEMPORARY PARENT VISA PROMISE – 1004 DAYS AND COUNTING

March 21, 2019

It has been 1004 days since the Liberals promised a temporary sponsored parent visa to Australia’s migrant and multicultural communities before the last Federal election and it’s still not available.

Worse still, the Liberals have announced new conditions on their temporary sponsored parent visa to limit it to one set of parents per household – forcing Australian couples to choose between which parents or in-laws they reunite with.

Perth’s multicultural leaders, migration agents and community members have shared their disappointment over this failure at an immigration forum held at WA Parliament House hosted by Federal Member for Burt, Matt Keogh MP.

A temporary sponsored parent visa means children living in Australia can be reunited with their parents who live overseas – it means grandparents can meet, and have quality time with, their grandchildren born in Australia.

The previously unannounced conditions mean the Liberals are standing in the way of Australian families being able to temporarily reunite with their loved ones.

Can you imagine the choice a family has to make in choosing which parents or grandparents get to join them in Australia? This is what the Liberals want for Australia’s multicultural and migrant communities.

Immigration Minister David Coleman has claimed the Government will open the visa to applications after this year’s Federal election – but how is anyone supposed to believe the Liberals after 1004 days of broken promises?

Australia’s multicultural and migrant communities deserve better than Scott Morrison’s divided and out of touch Government.

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