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Old 12-16-2014, 10:51 AM
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Hello everyone, I happen to know someone (and a horde of other illegals) who overstay their tourist visa to work in farms. This person been saying how much they earn (1000 a week tax free), how they want to buy apartments in Australia, they can buy everything they want, drinking expensive beer, and become citizen one day hopefully by staying for too long (is this even possible for them?). I've been thinking about dobbing them in to the immigration but I am a bit reluctant to press the submit button.

Peoples been telling me I should mind my own business, leave them alone as they're just trying to have a better life, family to feed overseas, what have they done to you, etc. As a good resident (I will be a very proud citizen next year), I feel this is not right. I love Australia to the max and I am very patriotic. They chose not to follow Austalia law and break it and abuse it. What's the difference between them and thieves who steal? They steal job from Australians and their residents, and they obviously do not pay tax. Everyone wants a better life and has family to feed, but does that justify them commiting this crime?

Even my mum who's "religious and read bible everyday" told me I should not interfere with someone's life and dob him in, when on the bible it says God expect us to obey the law.

So can please everyone give me opinions on how should I see this? Should I dob this person in?

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Old 12-16-2014, 11:19 AM
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Personally I think you should say something to Immigration. It is not fair that they are abusing the system especially not paying tax on anything, that is illegal and not fair to those that do. Australia is struggling right now and we don't need tourists trying to stay here illegally. If they want to stay here so bad they should go about it the right way and get sponsored, or study and eventually get their permanent visa.

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Old 12-16-2014, 11:57 AM
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Definitely dob them in. I really hate people that overstay their tourist visa's because they ruin it for other people from those countries. My husband (then fiance) couldn't get a tourist visa while his PMV was processing due to the high non return rate for his country.

Definitely dob them in! They are taking jobs from other genuine residents of Australia. Also you can also consider dobbing the employer into the ATO for not paying tax. Essentially the government is losing revenue from them not paying taxes (maybe if everyone paid their taxes they would not need to increase partner visa fees so much! ).

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Old 12-16-2014, 12:24 PM
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Plz report them straight away. I have been away from my hubby for 6.5 months now for the name of partner visa. Its ppl like him that are making it so hard for the genuine ones. DO IT
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Old 12-16-2014, 01:09 PM
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110% dob them in. To me it's a no brainer if you have proof that they are living in Australia illegally

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Old 12-16-2014, 01:32 PM
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Everyone agreed to it report them., because like they say.. It affect the genuine applicant. If it happen to me I will also report them. Australia is strugling at the moment and illegals are stealing job,, go report them.. I Will salute you

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Absolutely I would dob them in. A large part of the reason it can be difficult for people to get tourist visas id because of people you describe, who illegally overstay their visas, illegally work on a tourist visa, etc.

I sympathise with the reasons they may be doing this, but there are so many other people who want to come here through the legal and appropriate process. So it's critically important that those who are here illegally are reported.

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For such a straight forward case (no kids involved like we have seen in previous posts) I would report straight away.

Also; to be a citizen you need 4 years on a valid visa including one year on PR. They can't become citizens.
They can't buy a house here either. I am on a substantial visa and I can`t even get a credit card; or get my mail redirected by the post office...


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Old 12-16-2014, 09:56 PM
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Thanks everyone for the response! Ive made up my mind and reported the person using the online service. Yeah I just needed to know I wasnt alone thinking they should be reported, because everyone around me seemed to think otherwise.

@Helene: sadly this person has a plan to find an Aussie PR or citizen to have baby with and apply for the partner visa (sadly the Aussie PR or citizen wont know about his agenda). And also many of their friends believe if you stay in Australia long enough (lets say 10-15 years without ever getting caught), they might let you stay and get naturalised (whatever the hell that means).

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Old 12-16-2014, 09:59 PM
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These people's theories crack me up! One of my husband's ex co worker said he would come to Australia on a tourist visa then lose his passport and then get an Australian drivers license from which he could get an Australian passport lol. They sure do crack me up! Don't people realise it is not that easy.

Good move in reporting them

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