Temporary Sponsored Parent Visa – Bill not passed

The Department originally announced that the new five year Temporary Sponsored Parent Visa would be introduced at around this time. However, the Bill enabling the new visa to come into effect has not yet been approved by the Senate.

The passage through parliament of the Migration Amendment (Family Violence and Other Measures) Bill 2016 is as follows:

House of Representatives: Introduced 1/9/16; Passed 10/10/16

Senate: Introduced 10/10/16; 2nd reading adjourned 10/10/16, 16/10/17

Provisions of bill referred to Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee 15/9/16; Committee report tabled 10/10/16.