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Australia should consider positive visa changes, following Indonesian example on visitor visas


Australia has mad numerous changes in the last two years, which make it more difficult and expensive to get an Australian visa.  One of these has to be to add a Subsequent Temporary Application Charge to persons applying for their second temporary visa while in Australia.  The charge is AUD $700.00 per peron.   This chages often applies to those looking to apply for a tourist visa while in Australia, if they had previously  applied for a temporary visa while in Australia.


Perhaps Australai could learn from its neighbours and try to boost the economy through stragic positive visa changes.

Indonesia will relax tourism visa restriction for economic reasons.

In an article titled ‘Relaxed Travel Restrictions Planned in Tourism Push’, Francezka Nangoy wrote on 6 October 2013:

“Indonesia will loosen up its tourist visa application process, in a move that should help boost the nation’s tourism industry.

“Indonesia has an important agenda in the tourism industry considering how many people are employed [in this industry], Tourism and Creative Economy Minister Mari Elka Pangestu said in a press meeting in Bali on Friday as quoted by the Ministry of Information and Information Technology.”

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