“Immigrants’ elderly parents required to get private health insurance under new visa terms”

Last Updated on Tuesday, 20 June 2017 04:13 Written by Australian Immigration Visas Tuesday, 20 June 2017 04:13

“The aged parents of immigrants in Australia will have to get private health insurance and financial backing from their children before being able to access a new temporary visa being introduced by the Government.
Key points:
Temporary sponsored parent visa to be in place by July 2017
New requirements aim to protect health system from extra costs
Program available to parents of Australian citizens, permanent residents and eligible NZ citizens
Assistant Immigration Minister Alex Hawke said the new temporary sponsored parent visa, which allows people to visit family in Australia for five years at a time, will be in place by July 2017.
Mr Hawke told reporters in Sydney the Government wanted the new visa program to be more affordable than current arrangements without burdening the taxpayer”

(c) Stephanie Anderson ABC News

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