Originally Posted by kalloggs40
If he doesn't have enough savings in the bank like under $5000 Aud it wont get approved, I would suggest a family sponsor tourist stream visa.
That might depend on the applicants nationality.
I've known a few normal visitor visas with nothing in the bank, and the visa was granted.
Family sponsored visas have a higher refusal rate, and I know one personally that was refused, even with $10,000 in the bank.