Posted October 12, 2018 12:19:53The Federal Government’s immigration minister has defended a change in the law that would allow non-citizens to apply for a visa in Australia.
But Senator Sam Dastyari says the move is unfair and has caused confusion.
“I think it’s a very unfair change, and it’s one that’s not in the best interest of the country,” he said.
Senator Dastyaris says non-citizen visa holders will be able to apply without any additional paperwork.
He says they can stay in Australia indefinitely, but they will need to complete a mandatory visa interview to be able get the visa.
The visa application is also now online and people can register to receive notifications when the visa is issued.
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