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Visa fees will only entrench disadvantage

Media Release
Nick McKim 5 May 2017

Exorbitant fees for parental visas are deeply unfair and will entrench disadvantage, Greens Immigration spokesperson Nick McKim says.

"The government has finally acknowledged the problems caused by the massive fees in place for parental solution, but this new class of visa won't go anywhere near fixing it," Senator McKim said.

"A $10,000 visa fee will be a huge burden to migrant families, especially when they will be forced to pay for private health insurance on top of that."

"Those who can't afford to pay such exorbitant costs will be left in the lurch."

"This is a revenue raising measure disguised as a migration program."

"The ten-year limit, coupled with a prohibition on reapplying, will tear families apart and potentially cause thousands of elderly people to be forcibly deported."

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