“Senator Hanson-Young’s disallowance motion against the Migration Amendment (Repeal of Certain Visa Classes) Regulation 2014, as contained in Select Legislative Instrument 2014 No. 65 [F2014L00622], made under the Migration Act 1958 was successful.
The cessation of non-contributory parent and other family visas has been disallowed and these visas can now be lodged again.
According to Minister Cash’s speech against the motion, the parent visa queue is currently 25 years long and MIA Members are advised to provide this information to prospective applicants. The MIA will be taking up the issue of the long waiting periods with the Minister and the Department.”
The reopening of the Non-contributory Parent Visa and other family visa subclasses will not be indefinite and it is expected that they will be closed again in 6 months.