Family reunions: Government asked to introduce 5000 additional visa places

Advocates have urged the government to provide an additional 5,000 visa places for refugees seeking family reunification.

A new ReachTEL poll, commissioned by the Refugee Council of Australia (RCA) and Jesuit Social Services, found that most Australians support refugee family reunions.

Currently, there are 13,750 visas available under the Special Humanitarian Program, which includes 5,000 for family reunions. RCA wants the government to introduce additional 5,000 visas for the family reunion.

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