The Australia Parent Visa income clause hike has been completely reversed by the Government of Australia. The regulation had effectively twice enhanced the income requirement for the sponsors of visas.
The Australian government has formally scrapped the visa rules of sponsorship for Assurance of Support. It was revealed by the media in Australia that the government backtracked on Australia Parent Visa income clause hike to prevent defeat in the Senate.
Dan Tehan the Social Services Minister tabled the documents in the Parliament to formalize the reversal. This was within 60 days of the introduction of the changes, as quoted by the SBS.
The Government of Australia negotiated a deal with the Greens to revert to the former rules. This was after it became clear that the Greens had adequate support from the crossbench and labor to defeat the changes on the Parliament floor.
The hike in income clause for Australia Parent Visa was introduced in April 2018. It implied that residents needed to have high salaries to sponsor their parents to immigrate to Australia. The previous rules mandated the sponsor of their twin parents to have an annual income of 45,000 $. The new rules enhanced this to 86, 707 4 annually.
Dan Tehan agreed that anyone who applied for the Australia Parent Visa after April would be reevaluated as per the old regulations.
Nick McKim the Greens Senator thanked the Minister for deliberating on the issue and welcomed the reversal of the income clause. It was obvious that the Government had understood the dynamics in the Senate. The motion would have been definitely defeated, he added.
The reversal on the income clause follows weeks of backlash from the immigrant communities in Australia.
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