Abbott govt slams door on family reunions


The Abbott Government’s Budget of broken promises has delivered a cruel blow to Australia’s large Indian community by closing the door on low and middle-income earners ever bringing their parents to Australia.

Labor Member for Parramatta Julie Owens said Tony Abbott has reduced the chances of Indian families in Parramatta ever bringing their parents to Australia by abolishing the Non-contributory Parent visa.

“The Labor Opposition will stand up for the Indian community and fight this unfair move,” Julie Owens said.

“Without any consultation the Abbott Government’s Budget of broken promises abolished the Non-contributory Parent visa category and Other Family visa category, including Aged Dependent Relative, Remaining Relative and Carer.

“This decision by the Abbott Government will mean low and middle-income families will have no way of bringing their parents to Australia, unless they can fork out up to $125,000.

“This is an unfair and cruel move by a Government that is completely out of touch with the Indian community.”

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