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Migration Newsflash: Introduction of the Sponsored Parent (Subclass 870) visa

Introduction of Sponsored Parent (Subclass 870) visa

Minister David Coleman has announced the introduction of a five-year sponsored parent visa. The visa provides parents with a new pathway to reunite with their children in Australia, while ensuring that taxpayers are not required to cover additional costs.

Belinda Wright

Partner, National Leader, Immigration Services

KPMG Australia


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KPMG recently made submissions to the Department of Home Affairs concerning the need to reconsider the role of parents within the broader Australian migration program to recognise the economic contribution made by parents as grandparents, carers and volunteers.

KPMG has previously suggested that Australia may not be maximising the utility of parent visa programs, noting that there are both social and economic opportunities to be harnessed by encouraging migrants to settle in Australia with their parents, particularly in circumstances where parents may provide support to family life and the care of children, allowing skilled migrants (and their partners where applicable) to fully participate in the labour market.

Read more in our Migration Newsflash.

Migration Newsflash

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