Reminder! The Australian government wants to reduce the number of visas from 99 to 10. What’s your say?
MCA wants to remind its readers about the Australian Government’s Policy Consultation Paper – Visa Simplification: Transforming Australia’s Visa System.
The Australian government is seeking views and opinions on Australia’s future visa system and you can contribute to this by giving your opinion. Your voice will help the Department of Immigration and Border Protection make Australia’s visa system, more responsive to country’s economic, social and security interests.
You can provide your views to the Department through their online web form. Submissions can be provided until 15 September 2017.
The key areas of consideration will be reducing the number of visas from 99 at present to approximately 10 visas, the delineation between temporary entry and long-term/permanent residence, the role a period of provisional residence could play in enhancing the integrity of the visa system and easing the burden on taxpayers; and ensuring that the visa system supports Australia as a competitive and attractive destination for temporary and longer-term entrants.