• (Department of Immigration and Border Protection)
Submissions may be made until midnight, October 31 2016.
By
Ben Winsor

29 Sep 2016 - 10:51 AM  UPDATED 29 Sep 2016 - 10:52 AM

The Australian Government has announced a new temporary visa will be developed for the parents of Australians. The visa will be launched on July 1 2017. 

The government will be accepting submissions on the design of the new visa, to be finalised later this year, until midnight October 31 2016 (AEDT).

Submissions may be made to temporary.parent.visa@border.gov.au.

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The current options are either expensive, lengthy, or not fit for purpose.

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection says that submissions will be published as soon as possible after they are received.

All personal details and information will be removed from submissions before they are published on the website, the department says. 

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