Time For Liberals To Deliver Their Promised Temporary Sponsored Parent Visa

Time For Liberals To Deliver Their Promised Temporary Sponsored Parent Visa

Two years and five months after the Liberals made a promise to introduce a temporary sponsored parent visa, it’s now time for the Morrison Government to deliver on that promise so Australians can temporarily reunite with their loved ones.

The Liberals first made their commitment of enhanced visitor visas for sponsored parents in June 2016 – following Labor’s announcement during the last Federal election.

In Scott Morrison’s 2017-18 Budget, he and his Liberals said the visa would be up and running by November 2017.

Since then, the divided and chaotic Abbott-Turnbull-Morrison Government has claimed the creation of this visa was dependent on Migration Amendment (Family Violence and Other Measures) Bill 2016 – legislation they failed to bring on for debate in the Senate for over a year until this week.

Today, this important piece of legislation – legislation which Labor has long made clear our support for – finally passed both houses.

The out of touch Liberal Government have no excuses left when it comes to delivering the temporary sponsored parent visa they promised to Australia’s multicultural and migrant communities during the 2016 election.

The Government should deliver the visa they promised – not the revised version announced in the 2017-18 Budget which included previously unannounced conditions such as limiting the visa to one set of parents per household.

Conditions like this would force families to choose which parents or in-laws they reunite with. Labor had previously written to the new Immigration Minister David Coleman expressing these concerns and their impacts.

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.

Why do the Liberals keep standing in the way of Australian families being able to do this?

It’s clear Australia deserves better than Scott Morrison’s divided and out of touch Government, their broken promises, and neglect of our multicultural and migrant communities.



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