Labor pushes for inquiry into ‘broken’ visa system that forces applicants to take trips abroad during Covid

Labor pushes for inquiry into ‘broken’ visa system that forces applicants to take trips abroad during Covid

The Guardian

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Broad-ranging inquiry must also address long delays that keep partners and families separated, opposition says

Laws that forced visa applicants to take costly and risky trips abroad in the middle of a global pandemic are expected to face scrutiny from a new Senate inquiry.

Labor will on Tuesday seek to set up a broad-ranging inquiry into the “efficacy, fairness, timeliness and costs of the processing” of partner and family visas.

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