The Temporary Sponsored Parent Visa, Migrant Grandparents and Transnational Family Life

M Hamilton, A Kintominas & D Brennan
In Australia, reliance on grandparents for childcare is widespread. But with more than 1 in 4 Australian residents born overseas, grandparent care is not always readily available. Policy shifts have seen a tightening of visa pathways available for migrant grandparents. Permanent parent visas now involve a wait-time of 30+ years, unless a grandparent (or their sponsor) can afford a very expensive contributory parent visa. This has constrained many migrants’ means of maintaining intergenerational relationships in...
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