User-pays system under new visa pricing model

The Gillard Government will implement a new visa fee system to ensure taxpayers are no longer subsidising visa applications, the Minister for Immigration and Citizenship, Chris Bowen MP, announced today. Mr Bowen said the significant changes included the introduction of a fee for dependants of visa applicants from July 2013

NOTICE OF A DATA MATCHING PROGRAM – ATO/DIAC

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) will request and collect names and addresses and other details of entities who have applied for Visa Subclasses 406,410, 411, 415, 416, 417, 418, 419, 420, 421, 422, 423, 424, 426, 427, 428, 442, 457, 462, 570, 571, 572, 573, 574, 575, 576, 580 between the period 1/7/2008 and 31/3/2011 inclusive from the Department of Immigration and Citizenship.

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