A Shorten Labor Government will deliver a fairer Long Stay Parent visa so that Australian families from migrant and multicultural backgrounds can reunite with their loved ones.
As Australia’s migrant and multicultural communities re-establish their lives in Australia, the ability for families to reunite with parents and grandparents still overseas with existing visas is limited, expensive and some have wait times of up to 50 years.
Many elderly parents want to reunite with their families but have to travel to Australia as tourists – proving costly, frustrating, disruptive and exhausting as they ferry between countries.
The Liberals’ unfair Temporary Sponsored Parent visa is completely different from the commitment they took to the 2016 election – with unfair conditions and higher fees for families wanting to reunite.
But the most heartless, callous and cruel condition of the Liberals’ visa is that they are forcing families to choose between which parents or in-laws they reunite with by limiting the visa to one set of parents per household.
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.
Labor’s fairer Long Stay Parent visa will allow parents and in-laws to reunite with their families and let all grandparents spend quality time with their grandkids.
The Liberals’ unfair
The Liberals broke their promise to migrant and multicultural Australians when they forced families to choose between which parents or in-laws they could reunite with – or which grandparents get to meet and spend quality time with their grandkids.
The Liberals’ unfair Temporary Sponsored Parent visa is a broken promise to Australia’s migrant and multicultural communities and proof Scott Morrison cannot be trusted.
Labor’s fairer Long Stay Parent visa will be more affordable for families – unlike the Liberal’s expensive fees that see families paying up to $40,000 to access visas.
Labor knows that modern Australia and multicultural Australia are the same thing – which is why we value families being able to spend time together and help each other.
Only a Shorten Labor Government will deliver a fair go for Australia’s proud migrant and multicultural communities with our fairer Long Stay Parent visa.
BILL SHORTEN MP
LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION
SHADOW MINISTER FOR INDIGENOUS AFFAIRS
AND ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDERS
MEMBER FOR MARIBYRNONG
CHRIS BOWEN MP
SHADOW MINISTER FOR SMALL BUSINESS
MEMBER FOR MCMAHON
TONY BURKE MP
SHADOW MINISTER FOR CITIZENSHIP AND MULTICULTURAL AUSTRALIA
MEMBER FOR WATSON
SHAYNE NEUMANN MP
SHADOW MINISTER FOR IMMIGRATION AND BORDER PROTECTION
MEMBER FOR BLAIR