This weeks rant ('rant' to Shout and complain angrily and at length. a 'tirade')
Refused Visa: Not a Genuine TEMPORARY Visitor, or
My Visa Was Refused....."I am not satisfied that the applicant’s personal circumstances support her claims that she intends to temporarily stay in Australia as a visitor. Therefore, I find that she does not meet clause 600.211." Or si
This is the standard and 'classic' reply that DIBP gives when they feel that there is a high risk of a person (applicant) from a economically poorer country, seeking entry TEMPORARY into Australia, will overstay the granted visa.
Unfortunately, thousands of TEMPORARY visitors each year promise to stay for just the visa period, but drop off the radar and overstay, most seeking a better life or earning money for their family overseas.
For this discussion, Ill call these overstaying visitors 'illegals'. A hard but accurate term.
A lot of these illegal visitors who do this, are often forced into 'cash' or off the book jobs, often earning far less than minimum, award or regular wages. Not being registered or legitimate employees, they have no workers rights, OH&S insurance, fair protection or support.
They tolerate these conditions often for fear of being found out and deported, as any form of work on a Vistors Visa, paid or in kind, is not allowed.
This situation has created a sad but epidemic 'slave' labour market, exploited by effectively criminal employers.
Most at risk are younger women working in the hospitality, sex, massage and beauty industries, and men working in low skilled manual labour and construction jobs.
So here's these pinch. People say its their choice and what does it matter?
Because of our OH&S, Workplace and Medicare laws, which protect any person regardless of visa status (people first), when these exploited individuals suffer an workplace accident, they are uninsured, so the Government, aka us taxpayers, foots the bill for their medical and rehabilitation costs. Or worse, their accident is not reported, and they go without basic medical treatment and help. They go without workers basic rights, fair treatment, and access to any form of support and help.
Unlike some 'developed' nations, no one will be turned away from an Australian hospital, ever. People first, money second. The Aussie taxpayer again picking up the bill, if the hospital cant recover the costs.
Secondly, these scumbag criminal employers, exploiting these illegals, do so for personal profit. But as long as there is a pool of illegals eager to work for cash, off the books, these employers will take them in. Even though its a criminal offence for an employer to employ an illegal, the type of people these employers are dont give a shit about the law.
Hence, DIBP and Government policy is to curb the flow of potential illegals, regardless how unfair it may be sometimes. They do this by scrutinizing all VV applications from high risk individuals, and their 'compelling' reason to return home at the end of the visa.
A large portion of DIBP resources is devoted to weeding out potential illegals, when it could be used to hasten the genuine migration applicants.