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Old 01-13-2012, 08:01 PM
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Originally Posted by Boboa View Post
A - With much higher salaries than in any country mentioned it cost DIMIA more to process application.
B - Only Canada provides similar benefits to permanent residents (free Medicare etc) fees are appropriate. at the same time Aus benefits provided from day 1 are double those of Canada.
C - Australia tries to ensure only financially viable people apply

IMHO not an advice.
Thanks for your response, Boboa. Your points do make sense, especially the first about paying the people who process applications. Not an attempt to offer advice on my part, but instead to reach an understanding of the reasons.