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Old 07-12-2020, 02:20 AM
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Australian Immigration Documentary Series SBS

Has anyone watched this? We saw episode 1 last night and it was rage inducing (and triggering - be warned)

"Who Gets to Stay in Australia?"

Narrated by Brooke Satchwell, this documentary captures the life changing moments of 13 permanent residency applicants (and their families) as they navigate their way through our complex, rigorous, changing immigration system. (English, SBS)

https://www.sbs.com.au/ondemand/prog...y-in-australia

I think its great that these issues are being discussed and shown to the wider community. I wonder if it will trigger a class action.

Any thoughts?


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I found the former ministers vibrant glasses + jacket pretty rage inducing

I didn't really get her point:

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"people that come to Australia and apply onshore, when everyone else is having to apply offshore. They should spend 1-2 years in the partners country and wait like everyone else"
There's literally visas for people to apply onshore.


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Has anyone watched this? We saw episode 1 last night and it was rage inducing (and triggering - be warned)

"Who Gets to Stay in Australia?"

Narrated by Brooke Satchwell, this documentary captures the life changing moments of 13 permanent residency applicants (and their families) as they navigate their way through our complex, rigorous, changing immigration system. (English, SBS)

https://www.sbs.com.au/ondemand/prog...y-in-australia

I think its great that these issues are being discussed and shown to the wider community. I wonder if it will trigger a class action.

Any thoughts?
A "class action" for what ?

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I found the former ministers vibrant glasses + jacket pretty rage inducing

I didn't really get her point:



There's literally visas for people to apply onshore.

Hahaha

Yeah I think I missed that specific quote but good point.


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A "class action" for what ?
Unreasonable wait times, exorbitant fees (does anyone know how and where this money is actually spent?) severe impact on the lives of people. Lack of transparency in processing etc. Its mentioned there's a very low percentage of fraudulent applications making very broad policy intensely strict. Our application is fairly straight forward but the wait time is insane and I really feel for people in more difficult situations. As well as those who have done the right thing and are disadvantaged by the system or who don't have the means for representation when things go wrong.

Was just a thought. I do also acknowledge the cases presented had particular issues which means their cases take a lot longer to manage and at times are fairly questionable.

In the context of the rest of the world its particularly hard to immigrate here. I think the country will find, in the long run, that immigration makes a significant contribution to our economy and the powers that be actually encourage, rather than deter potential residents.

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A "class action" for what ?
Not necessarily the series on the SBS currently, but there are a number of grounds for a "class action/s" against DIBP.

Like legal cases against CASA, DIBP is certainly ones I would consider donating a few $'s to.


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Has anyone watched this? We saw episode 1 last night and it was rage inducing (and triggering - be warned)

"Who Gets to Stay in Australia?"

Narrated by Brooke Satchwell, this documentary captures the life changing moments of 13 permanent residency applicants (and their families) as they navigate their way through our complex, rigorous, changing immigration system. (English, SBS)

https://www.sbs.com.au/ondemand/prog...y-in-australia

I think its great that these issues are being discussed and shown to the wider community. I wonder if it will trigger a class action.

Any thoughts?
When you make a visa application you sign off on the timelines willingly. When standard processing times are at 18-24 months for say a partner visa, I don't think that stops people from applying for the visa again knowingly and willingly so there isn't any basis for a class action.

Now what could come out of this is more streamlined processes that may cut down the wait time. This is not the first time and won't be the last time that such issues are highlighted in the media.


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When you make a visa application you sign off on the timelines willingly. When standard processing times are at 18-24 months for say a partner visa, I don't think that stops people from applying for the visa again knowingly and willingly so there is any basis for a class action.

Now what could come out of this is more streamlined processes that may cut down the wait time. This is not the first time and won't be the last time that such issues are highlighted in the media.
The processing times are due to "planning levels" in past years and the government would not exceed "planning levels.

Sounds awfully like a cap to me - but Partner Visas are not to be capped.


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