A video asking why gay overseas students and immigrants to Australia do not have the same partnership rights as heterosexuals. Australia has nothing to lose and much to gain both domestically and internationally by bringing equality across the board.
Only the same sex partners of Australian citizens, permanent residents or New Zealand citizens may be granted an interdependent visa.
Another visa category where a prospective immigrant who is not an Australian citizen, permanent resident or New Zealand citizen can bring his or her same sex partner is a 457 sponsorship visa.
The final one is someone applying for a general skilled migrant visa as of 2007.
All I am asking is that the partners of immigrants have the same chances across the board regardless of sexuality. Australia has everything to gain and nothing to lose.
Monday, 29 November 2010