Australia is a host to 1 million temporary migrants living in the country through various visa categories like Work Visa holders, international students and working holidaymakers. They also include New Zealanders and refugees on protection visas.
It is said that there are more temporary holders as compared to the permanent residents in Australia. A large chunk of the Australian population is ‘temporary’ or ‘unsettled’ still they are contributing towards Australian economy by all means and yet do not have a say in the affairs of the country.
If the Australian government treats migration as contractual agreement then the migrants will also reciprocate the same way instead a connection to the country and migrants will also look in the same way out of the country.
The route of temporary migration should lead to permanent settlement in Australia. The country should help temporary migrants settle down in the country unconditionally. There are various visa programs that lead to permanent residence solutions for Australia PR.
Australia should set a threshold on temporariness and thus, there is no set formula to achieve the same. The longer a migrant stays in Australia, the stronger should be his claim to permanent residency. The Australian government should set a certain time period for the migrants to settle in Australia say for some temporary visas, the maximum time limit set is four years for Australia Skilled Regional Provisional Visa Subclass 489 and to apply for citizenship, a permanent resident should have been living in Australia for 4 years.
The Australian Government should define a timeline beyond which a temporary migrant can shift to a permanent residency visa.
The migrants coming to Australia contribute to the economy by paying taxes and labour. The students pay tuition fees that indirectly help the Australian economy.
Australia is a home to many migrants living and working in the country through various visa programs like skill migration visa categories- Australia Skilled Independent Visa Subclass 189, Australia State Sponsored Visa Subclass 190 and Australia Skilled Regional Provisional Subclass 489 and Family Visa Programs like Parent Migration, Partner Migration and child Migration.
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