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The Australian government would sell the right to immigrate to Australia - with migrants no longer accepted based on their skills or family connections - under radical proposals being examined by the government's independent think tank.

This means Australian visas will be auctioned and who ever pays more will get the visa. This is shocking news and if implemented will be a radical change in complete immigration system.
govt plans to control massive fiscal deficit by this process. Govt expected to earn 10 billion dollars.

This is today's headlines in one the leading Australian Newspaper....

Citizenship for sale: government explores price-based immigration system
 

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Yes, I read it too. But it is just one of the proposals yet. If at all it is to be implemented (which is unlikely), it will take no more than 3-4 years.
 

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hoax? it doesn't make sense. they already have investor visa...
 

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Yes, I read it too. But it is just one of the proposals yet. If at all it is to be implemented (which is unlikely), it will take no more than 3-4 years.
Believe me its not the first time i heard this. This proposal is under consideration since last 2 years. But for the first time its on government table.

Government is under trenendous pressure to control massive massive fiscal deficit of $47 billion. They are making many hard decisions and you never know come this july this might be one of them!!
 

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hoax? it doesn't make sense. they already have investor visa...
Here we are not talking about investors. That's totally different category. Might be hoax but Oz media is not like other south asian media houses who just publish anything or manufacture news....
 

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One of the articles states the following:-
The Productivity Commission will release a draft report in November and hold public hearings before it hands its final report to government next March.

So at-least 1-2 years before its implemented...

Citizenship for sale: government explores price-based immigration system

Productivity Commission paper on 'immigration for sale' could stir hornet's nest
Yes..you are right....

But i have a feeling something is going to change this july as well....we will find out in next 1.5 months....
 

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Yes, we would have to wait until July 2015..

Until then we would be hearing such speculations....


Yes..you are right....

But i have a feeling something is going to change this july as well....we will find out in next 1.5 months....
 

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many countries do that already. Cyprus, Malta, Spain, St. Kitts & Nevis, Dominica .....etc.


but this is just dumb IMHO. Investor visas force people to bring in the money and invest it, creating jobs, stimulating the economy...etc.

They can alter or introduce new investor visas ..... but selling citizenship is cheap and stupid IMHO.
 

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what about people who have 489 visas..
 

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Hey Fellas,

If govt are going in public domain to get public opinion regarding this proposal. If people do favor it so it may be possible to introduce as law in the upcoming year may be July 2016 or 2017

It always takes time
 

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This is stupid.. anyone borrowing $50k can immigrate? This looks like that on the face of it.. Imagine wealthy unskilled migrants further creating shortage of skilled labour !!
They should rather introduce more Investor Visa class with a lesser requirement than current millions..
 

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This is stupid.. anyone borrowing $50k can immigrate? This looks like that on the face of it.. Imagine wealthy unskilled migrants further creating shortage of skilled labour !!
They should rather introduce more Investor Visa class with a lesser requirement than current millions..

Yes that's really good idea. Investor visa and More provision in investor visa is really good option for the government that could generate revenue and jobs.
 

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This is stupid.. anyone borrowing $50k can immigrate? This looks like that on the face of it.. Imagine wealthy unskilled migrants further creating shortage of skilled labour !!
They should rather introduce more Investor Visa class with a lesser requirement than current millions..
To borrow $50k you need assets double this amount. I dont think anyone is stupid to borrow $50k to migrate to a country whose economy is completely messed up right now and finding job is an uphill task.
I dont see many takers of this scheme...
 

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It will become the land of the drug dealers, smugglers, traffickers and corrupt people, because they are the only ones with that money!
 
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