The Future of Migrant Parents to Australia
The Federal Coalition Government has just opened up debate on the possibility of introducing a five-year temporary visa for parents. This has quickly followed on from the recently released (12 September 2016) report by the Productivity Commission Inquiry into Migrant Intake into Australia (Productivity Commission Report
). The Government has had the report since April 2016.
The parent stream has always been a big issue for Governments as they see the cost of elder migrants a real burden to the health and welfare system, not having contributed any taxes in their “productive years.”