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Govt eyes visa to help migrants see family

AAP logoAAP 23/09/2016

A new visa will make it easier for migrants to have their parents visit them in Australia.

Assistant Immigration Minister Alex Hawke launched a discussion paper on Friday to kickstart community consultations on developing the legislation for a new five-year temporary sponsored parent visa.

Wait times for aged parents to visit Australia are up to 30 years in some cases and more pathways needed to be opened up to allow them to see their families, he told reporters in Sydney.

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