Greens have vowed to overturn the Australia Parent Visa hike and will launch a Disallowance Motion in the Australian Senate to achieve this. They are opposing the latest changes to the sponsorship rules for visas by the government.
Nick McKim the Greens Senator has said that he is confident that the motion will garner adequate support from the smaller parties on the crossbench if the Labor party supports this.
Labor has already termed the Australia Parent Visa changes as a sly attack on families of immigrants. The changes imply that residents will require much higher pay package to sponsor the Australia Parent Visa. They are yet to declare their support for the Senate motion being tabled by the Greens, as quoted by the SBS.
Senator McKim further elaborated on the changes and said that these are punitive measures intended to create obstacles. This will make it tougher for the individuals to reunite with their Australian family members. He said that Greens will move a Disallowance Motion in the Senate and urged the crossbench and Labor to support this.
The changes have been introduced as an instrument of the legislature. This means these do not need the approval of a bill of the Parliament to become law. However, these instruments can be disallowed by a majority vote of the Senate.
The changes to Australia Parent Visa majorly affect parents as well as the standards that are applicable to their child sponsors in Australia.
An individual who intends to sponsor both the parents must now demonstrate a yearly income of 86, 607 dollars. It was earlier 35, 793 dollars. A couple that intends to sponsor both the parents will now have to demonstrate a joint income of 115, 476 dollars.
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