Immigration

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IMMIGRATION

It is important we define the purposes of immigration from the outset and as such we must consider the why of immigration.

During times of high demand for development but an inadequate workforce to achieve the development it is then imperative to encourage suitable workers to be able to perform the necessary work. – This was done when the Snowy Mountain Hydro Scheme was constructed and was a very successful program. There are many other such projects that could be considered if a government was focused on the “good government” for all Australians and not programs to assist certain developers.
During times of international strife or catastrophic events and while Australian circumstances are reasonably stable it is wise to offer sanctuary to those who become refugees. Care must taken so that the trouble that people are fleeing is not being spread to the Australian communities. – Wherever possible it is wise to encourage those who would most easily fit into the Australian community context rather than those who may not fit in. We have had people from a number of areas to via the refugee status to very successfully become a part of the Australian community. We also have had some not so successful refugee programs and it is important that we note that the most successful ones were the ones that were not rushed and the not so successful ones were very rushed. It seems wise to have a full examination of all of our immigration programs particularly focusing on the refugee programs so as to prepare our decisions on fact as to the best way to do humanitarian assistance to refugees that is a win for the refugee and for the Australian communities.
Natural growth and movement of peoples whether it be just for a change of a country by a family or a person, or family reunion programs and relationship immigration. – These programs must be balanced so as not exclude people who are not financially well off nor should the program favour just those that have large amounts of money. I think of those who may choose to be a citizen of another country for business reasons alone must be carefully examined.

Border Protection:

Border protection is important and therefore clearly defined Visas must be a strong part of any immigration policy. With that in mind below are clear and defined visa descriptions that demonstrate a slow pathway towards citizenship.

The types of visa categories in general terms:

  • Tourist or visitor’s visa
    Working holiday visa
    Working special purpose visa
    Temporary work visa
    Permanent resident visa
    Refuge or protection visa
    Citizenship Certificate

    <h3>The conditions in general for these visas:</h3>
    <ul>
    <li>
    <h4>Tourist or visitor’s visa:</h4>
    <ul>
    <li>A person of good character</li>
    <li>A person without history of breaching visa conditions</li>
    <li>A person who has had no involvement in terrorism or terrorist organizations.</li>
    <li>A person with sufficient funds to be able to look after themselves or an Australian sponsor who will vouch to cover their expenses</li>
    <li>An understanding that Australian Law is based upon the Judeo-Christian ethics</li>
    <li>A return ticket</li>
    <li>Should be of good health or evidence of self-funding of health issues</li>
    <li>A contract that no work will be undertaken while visiting</li>
    <li>Visa for not more than 12 months can be applied for</li>
    <li>Visa would have to be applied for external to Australia</li>
    </ul>
    </li>
    </ul>
    <ul>
    <li>
    <h4>Working holiday visa:</h4>
    <ul>
    <li>A person of good character</li>
    <li>A person without history of breaching visa conditions</li>
    <li>A person would have to have sufficient funds to look after himself or herself or a resident of Australia to vouch for them.</li>
    <li>A person who has had no involvement in terrorism or terrorist organizations.</li>
    <li>An understanding that Australian Law is based upon Judeo-Christian ethics</li>
    <li>An understanding of the Taxation laws applicable to employment in Australia.</li>
    <li>Should be of good health or evidence of self-funding of health issues</li>
    <li>A return ticket or proof of funds set aside for this purpose</li>
    <li>Work would have to be for not longer than 6 months for a 12-month visa.</li>
    <li>Visa may be extended a further 6 months giving a total of 18 months maximum of stay in Australia.</li>
    <li>Visa would have to be applied for external to Australia</li>
    </ul>
    </li>
    </ul>
    <ul>
    <li>
    <h4>Working special purpose visa:</h4>
    <ul>
    <li>A person of good character</li>
    <li>A person without a history of breaching visa conditions</li>
    <li>A contract for the special purpose of work. This work could for a special project where particular expertise is needed, entertainment tours, and expert consulting.</li>
    <li>An understanding that Australian Law is based upon Judeo-Christian ethics</li>
    <li>A person who has had no involvement in terrorism or terrorist organizations.</li>
    <li>An understanding of the taxation laws applicable to employment in Australia</li>
    <li>Visa would be for the time of the special purpose but not exceeding 12 months with the possibility of an extension of a tourist visa for a period not exceeding 3 months.</li>
    <li>Should be of good health or evidence of self-funding of health issues</li>
    <li>Visa would have to be applied for external to Australia</li>
    <li>The Australian sponsor would need to place a guarantee that the work cannot be performed by an Australian and that the applicant will exit the country at the end of the contract.</li>
    </ul>
    </li>
    </ul>
    <ul>
    <li>
    <h4>Temporary work visa</h4>
    <ul>
    <li>A person of good character</li>
    <li>A person without history of breaching visa conditions</li>
    <li>A person who has had no involvement in terrorism or terrorist organizations.</li>
    <li>A sponsoring employer who can show that the position has been difficult to fill from residents within Australia</li>
    <li>An understanding of taxation laws dealing with employment</li>
    <li>An understanding of English or a commitment to study English in an approved course.</li>
    <li>An understanding that Australian Law is based upon Judeo-Christian ethics</li>
    <li>Should be of good health or evidence of self-funding of health issues</li>
    <li>Visa would have to be applied for external to Australia</li>
    </ul>
    </li>
    </ul>
    <ul>
    <li>
    <h4>Permanent residence Visa</h4>
    <ul>
    <li>A person of good character</li>
    <li>A person without history of breaching visa conditions.</li>
    <li>A person who has had no involvement in terrorism or terrorist organizations.</li>
    <li>Good health or sufficient funds to cover health costs for at least the first 3 years</li>
    <li>An understanding of English or a commitment to study English in an approved course.</li>
    <li>A sponsoring employer that can show a need for a long term employee, or a sponsor committed to fund the first three years of residency</li>
    <li>Qualification or skills suitable for proposed employment and willingness to upgrade if required to conform to local standards of qualifications</li>
    <li>An understanding of the taxation laws dealing with employment and income.</li>
    <li>A commitment to the principals of the democratic society of Australia</li>
    <li>Must be committed to mix with all sectors of Australian life and not to form or become a part of cultural enclaves to the exclusion of the broader community.</li>
    <li>An understanding that Australian Law is based upon Judeo-Christian ethics</li>
    <li>Sufficient funds to self-fund living expenses for 3 years as no social security payments would be available until after the 3rd year of residency.</li>
    <li>Understanding that the conviction of a criminal offence will revoke the visa.</li>
    <li>Visa would have to be applied for external to Australia</li>
    </ul>
    </li>
    </ul>
    <ul>
    <li>
    <h4>Refuge or protection visa</h4>
    <ul>
    <li>Will need to be applied for external to Australia</li>
    <li>Demonstrated need for protection</li>
    <li>Demonstrated good character</li>
    <li>A person who has had no involvement in terrorism or terrorist organizations.</li>
    <li>Understanding that at all times that while having shelter in Australia that they remain a citizen of country of origin and can be returned when the need for protection is no longer needed</li>
    <li>Agreement to return to original country if “danger or hardship” has passed</li>
    <li>Will need to undertake language and culture studies to understand Australian society</li>
    <li>Will receive assistance under the protection visa and will be trained in to how to obtain work locally and will be given a work permit so long as the protection visa is necessary.</li>
    <li>Cannot send funds off shore without the Ministers expressed approval</li>
    <li>The conviction of a criminal offence will revoke the visa and the person will be deported to another place of the Minister’s choosing</li>
    <li>An understanding of the taxation laws dealing with employment and income.</li>
    <li>A commitment to the principals of the democratic society of Australia</li>
    <li>Prepared do a course of study to come to an understanding that Australian Law is based upon Judeo-Christian ethics and how this works out in our society.</li>
    <li>Inability to vary visa for minimum of 10 years and if the conditions continue in country of origin that qualified original application then an application may be made to vary the visa after the 10 ten year period.</li>
    <li>An application to change the visa will be made in Australia but as if it was made outside of Australia, since the applicant is considered to at all times remain a citizen of the country of origin.</li>
    </ul>
    </li>
    </ul>
    <ul>
    <li>
    <h4>Citizenship Certificate</h4>
    <ul>
    <li>A person of good character</li>
    <li>A person of no security risk to Australia</li>
    <li>A person who has had no involvement in terrorism or terrorist organizations.</li>
    <li>A person committed to Australian values</li>
    <li>A person fluent in written and spoken English</li>
    <li>A person who has been a permanent resident of Australia with good standing for not less than 6 years</li>
    <li>The conviction of a criminal offence with in the first 10 years will revoke citizenship and the person will be deported to another place of the Minister’s choosing</li>
    <li>An understanding of the taxation laws dealing with employment and income.</li>
    <li>A commitment to the principals of the democratic society of Australia</li>
    <li>Prepared do a course of study to come to an understanding that Australian Law is based upon Judeo-Christian ethics and how this works out in our society</li>
    <li>Cannot support in anyway certain organizations or countries that are declared to be ‘enemies of the state’</li>
    <li>Must be committed to mix with all sectors of Australian life and not to form or become a part of cultural enclaves to the exclusion of the broader community.</li>
    <li>Evidence from the broader community that the applicant is mixing well within a diverse sector of the community.</li>
    <li>Must not have supported a terrorist organization</li>
    <li>Not a security risk to Australia.</li>
    <li>Cannot send funds off shore without the Ministers expressed approval for the first 10 years.</li>
    <li>Must revoke loyalty to all other countries, governments or dominions</li>
    <li>Application can only be made in Australia after 6 consecutive years of continuous residence in Australia as a permanent resident on a permanent residence visa.</li>
    </ul>
    </li>
    </ul>
    <h3>Notes:</h3>
    Determining good character: The term good character should mean proof of residence in an area for at least 10 years and the police certificate indicating all their involvement with that person. Evidence will be sort from the community to establish a good character, which will then be subjected to close examination. Note an applicant for a protection visa may not have the necessary paper work to prove this and therefore this may be relaxed to some extent but to go from a protection visa to a citizen the applicant will need to have 10 years of good character to apply for the permanent residency visa and then if successful may after qualifying period on a permanent resident visa apply for citizenship. It will be required that a full disclosure of any and all criminal activities that the applicant may have been involved in. There should also be positive statements of good character that are verifiable.

Determining capacity to cover health costs: This can be by insurance or by funds invested and set aside for that purpose.

Determining capacity to learn English: Enrolment in an approved course and attendance of greater than 85% of the lessons.

Determining capacity to understand legal system: Attendance at an approved course where a satisfactory standard is reached.

Determining of taxation as it is applied to employment: Attendance at an approved course where a satisfactory standard is reached.

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