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To: Scott Morrison

PERMANENT VISAS FOR ALL WORKERS WHO CALL AUSTRALIA HOME

All workers in our community deserve a secure life and place to call home. But Australia’s visa system is stacked against migrant workers. The pathway to permanent residency and citizenship is increasingly filled with barriers that make a stable life in Australia impossible.

We’re calling on Scott Morrison and his government to:
* Make the newly proposed visa subclass 191 a pathway to permanent residency for migrant workers of all visa subclasses who have worked and made a home in Australia
* Provide all holders of employee sponsored visas a clear pathway to permanent residency
* Replace the employer-sponsorship system with a state sponsored migration program that prioritises the needs of workers rather than employers
* Establish a firewall between the Fair Work Ombudsman and the department of Home Affairs to ensure migrant workers who report wage theft don’t face visa cancellations or future visa penalties for breaches of visa-specific work conditions

Why is this important?

Scott Morrison’s visa system favours big businesses at the expense of working people. There are workers who have lived in this country for years, who have families and communities here, and every day do the work that keeps our country running - but who are stuck in limbo from temporary visa to temporary visa. Meanwhile, the government has enabled exploitative employers to churn through a vulnerable temporary migrant workforce with limited rights.

We need a fair visa system that puts workers over profit, and that gives every worker a fair chance - no matter where we come from.

How it will be delivered

Migrant Workers Centre activists will deliver this petition to local Members of Parliament.


Reasons for signing

  • Au Visa system ODDS other countries.NZ,employment visas to PR status in 6 Months,eligible to vote Elections 12 months as PR. Au Visas FORCED linger MANY YEARS NOT qualifying PR status, though pay TAXES like everyone. AUSSIE Citizens NOT aware of this "system",EXPLOITS Workers.PR application process VERY COMPLICATED,EXPENSIVE ($$1000's),nontransparent,takes Years to process! Au UNDERCLASS MILLIONS Residents DISENFRANCHISED,treated 2ND CLASS People,NO RIGHTS to appeal inequitable treatment.
  • Fairness for migrants workers
  • I love to stay in Australia. This land give me opportunity to improvise myself as a single parent. I survived and had better life and bestest education for my child in Australia.

Updates

2021-05-19 11:49:59 +1000

1,000 signatures reached

2021-05-19 10:14:03 +1000

500 signatures reached

2021-05-01 10:14:35 +1000

100 signatures reached

2021-04-30 18:27:13 +1000

50 signatures reached

2021-04-30 16:19:16 +1000

25 signatures reached

2021-04-30 14:27:59 +1000

10 signatures reached