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Old 01-17-2020, 09:17 AM
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When you compare with those countries you need to look at it as a whole including the requirements, for example they have minimum income requirements.
When they did the 2 50% increases the vac specified it was for budget repair as Abbott couldn't get his budget approved
My recollection was only one of the increases was said to be budget repair related, the other an alignment (making PMV, Offshore and Onshore the same price).

Historical PMV figures ($0 = kids cost)

Nov-04 $1,245 $0
Jul-05 $1,305 $0 4.8%
Jul-06 $1,340 $0 2.7%
Jul-07 $1,420 $0 6%
Jul-09 $1,705 $0 20%
Jul-10 $1,735 $0 1.8%
Jul-11 $1,995 $0 15%
Jul-12 $2,060 $0 3.2%
Jan-13 $2,680 $0 30.1%
Jul-13 $2,680 $670 + kids
Sep-13 $3,085 $770 15.1%

Note 3 increases in 2013 + charging for kids, given Abbot was only in government from 18 September 2013 for less than two years that was not him.

At this time there was public out cry about boat arrivals and that was seen as an immigration problem and no extra funds should be given - that was the public opinion.

Given the circumstances at the time I believe both governments would have acted similar in relation to Partner Visa fees.
Entirely possible I was stung by the first one which is why I remember it 😄
Working for dad for 10 hours (free of course) leaving me too tired to do a last check and review and submit so did it the next day and got slugged the 1500 lol.


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Don't agree.
The systematic processes (including exorbitant processing fees) established by DoHA are clearly shows prejudicesm towards partner visas. It is very easy to compare fees charged by other similar countries like USA and UK to process partner visas.
I didn't mean the cost of the visa itself, but the other criteria are relatively generous. I agree the cost is high and may be purposefully meant as a deterrent for long shot applications or just a budget matter. The fact that the rejection rate is low may support that, although it may have been low 10 years ago as well in which case that argument falls flat.

I do agree that the long processing times are an issue.

What can I say - as the foreigner in my relationship I feel blessed that Australia even offers me the option of PR, although I wish the process was faster and easier, I appreciate that I have the opportunity to settle there.


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I have read many posts from the person that replied - many should. When you know their story, that is a very honest answer.


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Certainly, we should be grateful for not having an income test for the sponsor (like the UK system) in partner visa assessment. However, that cannot be used to defence the indefensible current Australian partner visa processing system with exorbitant fees and unjustifiable long processing times unparallel to any other country in the developed world!

Also, should be noted that current Australian regime promotes global socioeconomical segregation by systematically segregating the global population by applying regimented methods. A classic example is 820 vs 309 processing criteria and entitlements which clearly promotes socioeconomical segregation.

Nonetheless, the regime has increased 309 fees on par with 820 and claiming fairness while insulting everyone’s intelligence.

How hypocritical?

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Certainly, we should be grateful for not having an income test for the sponsor (like the UK system) in partner visa assessment. However, that cannot be used to defence the indefensible current Australian partner visa processing system with exorbitant fees and unjustifiable long processing times unparallel to any other country in the developed world!

Also, should be noted that current Australian regime promotes global socioeconomical segregation by systematically segregating the global population by applying regimented methods. A classic example is 820 vs 309 processing criteria and entitlements which clearly promotes socioeconomical segregation.

Nonetheless, the regime has increased 309 fees on par with 820 and claiming fairness while insulting everyone’s intelligence.

How hypocritical?
It all depends on where you stand, income testing for me at the time would have been a good thing (for us).

If they removed other things that are pretty much racist or more so location restrictions "red flags" as I was told for Ukraine and referenced to Modified Non Return Rates - but on checking I found Ireland had about twice the figure of such rate than Ukraine.

But we needed to leave a kid behind to get a Visitor Visa, and the Irish get WHV's and I think ETA's at the drop of a hat.

Most of Africa have a harder time than South Africa where most (I assume) visas are processed for Africans and they even state South Africans get preference in processing for visas than other Africans. That said the embassy staff I have spoken with there would keep an open mind on subsequent applications. But I did speak with the SS in those cases - not possible these days in most locations.

The SS in Moscow not so open minded, but would do a deal that saved face (by then I had stirred a big pot on high heat). He kept his word and personally sorted the following set of visas. Again only possible with telephone communications.


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