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New visa for parents of Australian migrants to be available in 2019

Source: SBS

The legislation that the visa was tied to has been passed by the Federal Parliament, paving the way for the new visa. However, the opposition and migrant groups are unhappy that the Government’s visa is significantly different from what was initially promised.

The Federal Government has announced it will open applications for the much-awaited temporary sponsored visa for parents in the first half of the next year after the Federal Parliament finally passed the legislation tied to the visa.

Federal Senate, on Wednesday, passed the Migration Amendments (Family Violence and Other Measures) Bill 2016  with Government’s amendments and it was subsequently passed by the lower house the same day, paving the way for rolling out the visa that the migrant communities have been demanding for many years.

You can read the full version of this story in English on SBS Punjabi here.

Source SBS Punjabi